Walter Crane Wonder Book 1893 Hawthorne juvenile lovely color plate bookBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Juvenile Books, Walter Crane, Art Nouveau, Greek Mythology).
A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Published 1893, Boston by Houghton Mifflin & Company.
210 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, including 19 full page color plates.
Publisher's pictorial cloth binding. Nicer looking example than typical, a book more commonly encountered in heavily worn shape.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still very clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W.