London: Frederick Warne, 1926. leather_bound. Orig. illustrated boards printed in colors. Fine with original printed glassine overwrapper, also fine.. Unpaginated, 12 leaves. 10 x 7 1/2 cm. Twenty-two color illustrations are from the actual first printing of the 1891 almanack with text for the year 1927. Greenaway notes, "I do not know why I cared most to draw children in old-fashioned dresses, except that old-fashioned things were always very pleasing to me." [see: GORDON N. RAY, p.157]. Bright, very clean copy. Gold paper spine, front and back covers illustrated in different formats-- front cover depicts young lady with three children against leaf motif border. (Inventory #: 17596)
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