(1923) · Boston
Endearingly illustrated children's poetry. The Red Ink and Black Ink families escape their bottles and holiday in Mother Goose's garden with nursery rhyme characters. L.J. Bridgman provides => small black and red illustrations in the margins, as well as a color frontispiece.
Binding: Publisher's grey cloth stamped in black and red with images of the escaped Ink Spots flying on a cloud above a hill on which walk Humpty Dumpty and Little Bo Peep with a turreted castle in the distance; Mother Goose–inspired illustrated endpapers.
WorldCat locates only nine institutional copies of this edition. Bound as above, frontispiece separated but present with short tears to bottom; gutter cracked at pp. 22–23 and such soiling/staining as is typical of a children's book that was read more times than once, though with a child's care. => Definitely a "loved" copy. (Inventory #: 37256)