SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX. (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. MOTHER GOOSE TOYBOOKS. This is a complete set of 12 Mother Goose toybooks. Published in 1914, the same year as her famous Mother Goose, all are published by Good Housekeeping: Dodd Mead 1914. Each measures 5 1/4" wide x 3 1/2" high, color pictorial covers, a few have spine rubbing otherwise a VG or better set. Each cover is a different Mother Goose character, a reduced version of one of the color plates from the book. However due to the high quality of the paper used, the colors are particularly rich and they are also highlighted in gold. There are also black and white illustrations by Smith in-text. Verses inside are from Mother Goose. This is a lovely and rarely found complete set. Nudelman A40.
(Inventory #: 12623)
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