Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1972.
A most handsome first US edition/first printing (from the second UK edition) in Fine condition in alike dustjacket.
An introduction to the history of children's books. Based on the 1963 British edition and expanded to include material dealing with children's books in countries other than England. Illustrations include reproductions of covers or title pages of outstanding children's books. Appendix includes extensive chapter bibliographies. Good index.
Mrs Thwaite began her career in Sheffield, England as a children's librarian and became known as one of the leading county librarians in the country ; B&W Illustrations.