Under the Window


Author: Kate Greenaway

Illustrator: Kate Greenaway

GREENAWAY, Kate. Under the Window. Pictures and Rhymes for Children. Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans. London: George Routledge & Sons [1878]. 8vo, 65pp. Green boards with full-color pictorial paper labels affixed to the front and rear boards. Green endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. A bright, tight copy with rubbing around board edges, light soiling to front label, internal foxing throughout.

First Edition. A beautiful copy of Kate Greenaway's first book for children, composed of her own verses and illustrations. This wildly successful book was celebrated by other authors and illustrators of the time, and even helped to rekindle interest in the fashion worn by the characters in her illustrations. A bright copy of this early exemplar of designer picture books.