MOTHER GOOSE: A SELECTION OF RHYMES
Limited to 200 numbered and signed copies. Illustrated, designed and printed by Sarah Chamberlain, bound by Barbara Blumenthal. Collection of nursery rhymes. Linoleum-cut color illustrations. Letter from Ms. Chamberlain to a book collector commenting on the two bindings available. Also inserted is the prospectus.
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> PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> UNITED STATES, OREGON
> CHAMBERLAIN, SARAH
> BLUMENTHAL, BARBARA
> CHILDREN'S BOOKS, TWENTIETH CENTURY
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> From the Collection of Arnold Leibowitz
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> BIBLIOPHILE 2000, SAMMLUNG GÜNTHER ROSSIPAUL
> Reedy, William Marion, A GOLDEN BOOK AND THE LITERATURE OF CHILDHOOD.
> Bullwinkle, Benjamin B., BINDING IS THE FINISHING TOUCH.
THE LIFE AND AGE OF WOMAN.
A seven-figure image of the stages in a woman's life from one to ninety years of age by Albert Alden (1812-1883). The 30 year-old woman is on the highest step, when she is "at the height of her physical and intellectual powers." Age 18 is described as the "most critical stage" in a woman's life. At age 90 "we see all that remains of her who once tripped the light fantastic." Appears to be a companion to Alden's woodcut "The Life and Age of Man," ca. 1830 (Princeton University Main Catalog). Both illustrate 19th century conceptions of morality and gender roles, depicting the woman as nurturer and spiritual guide. Verse from the Old Testament book of Proverbs on the traits of the ideal woman cited. Featured is an illustration of a woman mentoring a young girl reading the Scriptures. Stained and creased.