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Authentic to the period, a lovely silkscreened green cloth cover with high-quality paper. This is both typical and atypical 1890s Victorian design. A child's ABC primer originally published in London in 1895 by Elkin Mathews and in Chicago by A. C. McClurg & Co. It was the first book by the Arts and Crafts artist and designer Georgie Gaskin (1866–1934), celebrated for the jewelry she produced with her husband Arthur Gaskin, one of the very important names in the early Arts and Crafts movement. Exquisitely detailed and charming woodcut illustrations and rhymes by Gaskin accompany each letter of the alphabet.
They combine to create a volume that charms and delights both children and adults, and is of the period and yet unique, with far more to it than the typical ABC book of the time. Undoubtedly Arthur Gaskin worked on the design, because it reminds us of his other work, which again stands out for the times.
This became a favorite and was published in several editions from the late 1890s, including a hand-painted deluxe version printed on vellum of only a handful of copies.
This new facsimile is the first to reproduce the original clothbound edition of 1895. It is bound with a silkscreened cloth cover and printed on high-quality paper to create a collectible object that recipients will treasure long into adulthood. It is the first volume in a series of special facsimiles of historic illustrated children’s titles selected and produced by Art / Books. If you like the facimile books from Calla, as we do, this is of the same quality and appeal.
- Additional Information
Item Code ABCH Publisher Art Books Publishing Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781908970367 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 5x8 # Pages 64pg Color b&w
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