Children's Book


Author: Horace A. Scudder

Illustrator: Maxfield Parrish

[PARRISH, Maxfield]. The Children’s Book. A Collection of the Best and Most Famous Stories and Poems in the English Language. Chosen by Horace A. Scudder. With many Illustrations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin [1910]. 4to, vi 444pp. + [4] advts. Blue-green cloth stamped in gilt with color pictorial label affixed to front. Color plate frontispiece and numerous Illustrations in b&w. Spine ends and corners worn, edges less so, cover label lightly scuffed, front hinge mended, else an internally clean, tight copy. Scarce.

First Parrish-illustrated edition, being a new edition for 1910 featuring a full color cover by Maxfield Parrish and a color plate frontispiece by Arthur I. Keller. The numerous b&w drawings and engravings are by a variety of artists, including George Cruikshank and Gustave Doré. A compendium of fables, fairy tales, ballads, and poetry from the fables of Aesop to the fairy tales of Perrault, from the stories of the Arabian Nights to the travels of Gulliver. Copiously illustrated, including numerous plates by Cruikshank, the true highlight of this edition is the color plate created by Maxfield Parrish for the cover.