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Child Verses & Poems.

PRIESTMAN (Austin).

PRIESTMAN (Austin).

Child Verses & Poems.

Title-page woodcut vignette, seven full-page illustrations and tail-pieces by Cecile Walton.

First Edition. 8vo. [193 x 130 x 17 mm]. 96pp. Bound in the original black cloth, the covers decorated and lettered in gilt, illustrated endleaves, untrimmed edges. (A little rubbed and bumped).
London: Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd, [1926]

A presentation copy inscribed in ink on the verso of the title: "John and Anne Priestman with love from their brother, Austin June 21st 1926". Newspaper reviews have been pasted to the front and rear endleaves and p.94 and p.96, along with an additional verse on p.93. There are a few spots and a little light soiling, but it is a good copy.

The reviews all agree that Priestman's poems should appeal to children and their parents and Cecile Walton's illustrations are applauded. Dr. Priestman, "a member of the well-known Bradford family of that name", was also the author of Work of the School Medical Officer (1915), Gabriel (1930), Flowers and Fancies (1936), Songs and Sonnets (1937) and Prayers for Children (1938).

Stock no. ebc4874

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