1892 · London
From the preface: "The object of this memoir is to give some information as to the early work of Randolph Caldecott, an artist who is known to the world chiefly by his Picture Books. The extracts from letters have a personal charm apart from any literary merit. The majority of the letter, and the sketches which accompanied them, were sent to the author's family; others have been kindly lent for this memoir by Mr. William Clough, Mr. Locker-Lampson, Mr. Whittenbury, and other friends."
This "new and cheaper" edition (according to the title-page) contains 172 illustrations.
Provenance: Bookseller's ticket for D.B. Friend & Co. on front pastedown. Publisher's beveled red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black-stamped decoration of a man serenading a herd of sheep with an instrument and gilt lettering on front board; cloth lightly dirtied, spine sunned, edges rubbed and extremities bumped, light brown-spotting to fore-edge. Very minor gutter crack. An agreeable copy. (Inventory #: 38583)