- New York: The Grolier Club, 2015.
- 8.25 x 11 inches
- pictorial wrappers with integral flaps
- 318, (1) pages
- ISBN: 9781605830605
Price: $65.00 save 10% $58.50 other currencies
Order Nr. 126526
Reprint of the 2014 first edition. Preface by Chris Loker; Bibliophiles in the Nursery: The Gradual Legitimacy of Collecting Rare Children's Books by Justin G. Schiller; "Pity that any Children should be . . . brought up . . . without the Skill of Reading" by Jill Shefrin; Cutting Loose: Productivity and Inventiveness among the Nineteenth-Century Publishers by Brian W. Alderson; Ima-gination, Invention, and Appropriation in Twentieth-Century Picture-Book Art by Nick Clark; followed by detailed descriptions of one hundred famous children's books and related items on show at the Grolier Club, December 9 2014-February 7 2015, each item lavishly illustrated in color.
One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature is the sixth and latest entry in the notable "Grolier Hundred" series of catalogues. Previous "Grolier Hundred" lists have covered English Literature (1903), American Literature (1946), Science (1958), Medicine (1994), and Fine Printed Books (1999). These admired works have set the standard for book collecting and reading enjoyment in their fields, and the compilers expect no less from this new addition to the Grolier Hundred canon. Hightower and Koch Antiqua types. Design and typography by Jerry Kelly.