2005 · New York
The books that appear throughout Once Upon a Time are drawn from the collection of Ellen Liman. Assembled by the artist and her husband, the late Arthur Liman, they reflect the great diversity of books read by American children throughout the nineteenth century and are a treasure trove of visual culture. Turning the pages of the fairytales, fables, alphabets, and other books, the tone and texture of the daily lives of the children who read them is revealed. But beyond the particulars of time and place, what emerges most clearly is the timeless passion uniting all who have loved to read since childhood" (p. 12).
This volume is profusely illustrated in color, demonstrating the magnificence of the children's books from the McLoughlin firm it celebrates. Publisher's pictorial boards; very small puncture to front joint, extremities lightly bumped. Interior is bright. (Inventory #: 38571)