The baby's opera: a book of old rhymes with new dresses by Walter Crane. The music by the earliest masters

New York: McLoughlin Bros. [ca. 1877]. Square 8vo, pp. 54; color illustrations by Crane engraved by Edmund Evans; original terra cotta-backed pictorial boards (upper cover a touch soiled), all edges red, edges rubbed; contemporary ownership signature on title page, else interior about fine. One of the earliest Crane-Evans collaborations, originally published in London, 1877. Together with its companion volume: The baby's bouquet. A fresh bunch of old rhymes & tunes. London: George Routledge, [ca. 1879]. Also square 8vo, pp. 56; illustrations in color by Crane and engraved by Evans, accompanied by music scores & text; decorated endpapers, exterior a bit worn and toned, otherwise very good or better in original pictorial boards. Two beautifully illustrated collections of children's nursery rhymes and music, such as 'Polly put the Kettle on', 'London Bridge' and 'Hot Cross Buns.' See Osborne I, p. 93. Item #45212

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