1972 · Worcester, MA
From the foreword by Marcus A. McCorison: "[This] book is uniquely d'Alté Welch's. Clifford K. Shipton in his own foreword to the first published part in the bibliography wrote, '. . . Of the importance of this work, there is no need to say anything; it is obviously one of the great bibliographical contributions of our time. Professional bibliographers may complain that the objectives of Dr. Welch's odd descriptive methods could have attained in a more orthodox system, but our experience proves that it works, and that it is not too hard to grasp. . . . Because of the many years over which this bibliography has been preparing, and because of many revisions and changes in style, it will inevitably show more errors and inconsistencies than are to be expected in a work which could follow some more orthodox plan; but to withhold it longer for further polishing would be to do a wrong to the world of bookmen. Everyone who lives by books, who ever was a child, or had an ancestor, will find in the pages of this bibliography more new information about old friends than he is ever likely to encounter again.'"
=> An indispensible and long-standard bibliography for early American children's books. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In excellent condition. (Inventory #: 38568)