The Sleepy-Song Book
The Sleepy-Song Book

ANDERSON, Anne (illustrator). Eugene FIELD, May BYRON, Florence CAMPBELL (words by). H.A.J. CAMPBE…. The Sleepy-Song Book.

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ANDERSON, Anne (illustrator). Eugene FIELD, May BYRON, Florence CAMPBELL (words by). H.A.J. CAMPBELL (music by). The Sleepy-Song Book. London; George G. Harrap & Co Ltd., circa 1930.

4to. Original blue cloth-backed grey boards, spine lettered in black, with large onlaid pictorial plate to upper cover; pp. [vi], 7-81; with pictorial title-page and Art Nouveau decorations and illustrations throughout, in line, alongside 11 fine coloured plates, as issued; a very good copy, externally with rubbing and light marking to boards, rubbing to joints and edges with exposure of board at forecorners; internally generally clean and crisp with only light foxing to first two, and final, leaves; with a neat contemporary gift inscription, dated 1932, to front pastedown.
Early edition, first published in 1915. Here the coloured plates of "Orion" (originally opposite page 51) was dropped from the edition by the publisher because it was deemed too scary for children. A beautiful book of lullabies with accompanying music.

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