Almanack for 1894: GREENAWAY, Kate Almanack for 1894: GREENAWAY, Kate Almanack for 1894: GREENAWAY, Kate

Almanack for 1894

GREENAWAY, Kate

Published by London: George Routledge & Sons, 1893, 1893
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Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1894GREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1894. [London]: George Routledge & Sons, [1893]. First edition. Oblong twentyfourmo (3 x 4 inches; 76 x 100 mm.). [36] pp. Color pictorial title-page, full-page color frontispiece, twelve superb full-page color illustrations (one for each month), four full-page color illustrations for each of the seasons. Publishers cream colored imitation morocco, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, dark blue endpapers. A near fine copy. Schuster & Engen, 14.12b"The beginning of 1883 had seen the publication of Kate Greenaway's first Almanack. Published at one shilling by George Routledge & Sons, and of course engraved and printed in colours by Mr. Edmund Evans, it achieved an enormous success, some 90,000 copies being sold in England, America, France, and Germany. It was succeeded by an almanack every year (with but one exception, 1896) until 1897, the last being published by Mr. Dent. The illustrations were printed on sheets with blank spaces for the letterpress, in which English, French, or German was inserted as the market demanded. There are various little conceits about these charming productions which are calculated to appeal to the 'licquorish chapman of such wares'; so that complete sets of them already fetch respectable sums from the collectors of beautiful books, especially when they have not been divested of the paper envelopes or wrappers in which they were originally issued" (Spielmann and Layard (1905), p. 122). Bookseller Inventory # 03080

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Title: Almanack for 1894

Publisher: London: George Routledge & Sons, 1893

Publication Date: 1893

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