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Greenaway, Kate, 1846–1901

Kate Greenaway's painting book : with outlines from her various works for boys & girls to paint.

Additional Title(s):

Painting book

London ; and New York : Frederick Warne and Co., [approximately 1900]
Physical Description:
[4], 7-62 pages : illustrations (wood engravings, some color) ; 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC978.5.G7 P35 1900+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Printed in sepia ink from key blocks of color wood engravings; pages [4], 9, 16, 21, 26, 35, 46, and 55 printed in full color (versos blank)--to face corresponding outlines.
Similar to, but with different contents from: A painting book. London : G. Routledge & Sons, [1884].
Osborne Coll. dating accepted; no later than 1901 (date of inscription in Osborne Coll. copy), and almost certainly not earlier than 1899, when Routledge, Greenaway's original publisher, went bankrupt. Schuster & Engen's "[c1888?]" is impossible: "A painting book" was still in print in 1889 or later, under the imprint of G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd. (see Schuster & Engen 149.2b).
In green color pictorial paper over flexible boards; front cover vignette of girl painting a doll, a close re-engraving of the cover vignette of "A painting book", superimposed on a central white roundel, with borders of vine leaves; back cover, girl pointing out advertisement with an umbrella.
Schuster & Engen. Greenaway, 150.1a
Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910, I, page 220
"A few practical directions for colouring."--Rear pastedown.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original illustrated boards.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain.
Coloring books.
Coloring books.
Coloring books.
Wood engravings.
Frederick Warne and Co., publisher.

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