London: Novello & Co., .
Oblong folio. Original dark red cloth-backed publisher's olive green illustrated boards printed in ivory and black, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto half-title, verso full-page illustration), 1f. (recto title, verso full-page illustration), 1f. (recto preface by Marzials, verso contents), 9-51, [i] (full-page illustration) pp.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and shaken. Slightly worn and foxed; small embossed stamp to lower outer corner of half-title.
Marzials was a British composer, singer, and poet, described in 1894 as a "poet and eccentric" by parodist Max Beerbohm ... His poetry is considered an example of 19th-century aestheticism.
The present work couples Marzials's music with the poetry of Christina Rossetti and the illustrations of the noted English artist and book illustrator Walter Crane (1845-1915), "considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children's book creators of his generation ... and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the later 19th century." Wikipedia.
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