1913 · London
From the preface by English author Ethel Brilliana Tweedie: "Young folk and old folk, in Kindergarten, nursery, schoolroom or drawing-room, can gather delightful suggestions for happy hours, both indoors and out, from this cheery collections of frolics for children."
¬†¬†¬†¬†Each activity, whether indoor or outdoor, is illustrated with a black and white, photographic reproduction showing early 20th-century children engaging in the exact game Crozier illustrates with her words.
¬†¬†¬†¬†Binding: Publisher's royal blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration of a gilt girl jumping rope on the spine. On the front board, gilt lettering and decoration of a gilt court jester with black-stamped background and single-rule gilt border. Top edge gilt.
¬†¬†¬†¬†Provenance: From the library of Ellery Yale Wood, a collector of children's books and young adult literature, with her name inked on front free endpaper. Also on the front free endpaper, the signature of "Freda Carter, Engelberg, Hall Rd, Purley."
¬†¬†¬†¬†WorldCat has located five copies, with three of them being in the U.S. Binding as above; corners bumped, edges and front decoration lightly rubbed, spine faded and slightly cocked. Endpapers lightly spotted, small area of soiling to two pages, occasional corner creased. An entertaining book for entertaining kids! (Inventory #: 38266)