Pictures for Little Ones c.1890 Nister & Dutton lg. color chromo children's bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Ernest Nister, Chromolithographed Plates).
Pictures for the Little Ones to Brighten Dull Days.
Published c. 1890, London by Ernest Nister for E.P. Dutton.
36 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 18 chromolithographed plates, the other 18 pages with b&w illustrations.
Publisher's paper covered boards, chromolithographed pictorial cover pastedown cover.
Large quarto format, so among the most expensive juvenile color books on the market during this era.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, edges slightly scuffed, corners worn down, spine end cloth frayed with small loss, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, several minor short edge splits, some closed long ago with tape, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this antique book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 12 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W.