Rhymes and Roses 1887 William St Clair Simmons & Frederic Weatherly ~ Antique Victorian Children's Book


Title: Rhymes and Roses

Author: Frederic E. Weatherly
Illustrator: [William] St Clair Simmons and Ernest Wilson

Description: Illustrated papered boards with cloth spine. Moderate general soiling to covers; corners lightly rounded. Dampstaining on pages; occasional soiling in margins. Lacks statement of publication date, but newspaper announcements in December 1887 declared its publication. 32 pages. 10 x 7.5 inches. Placed in archival mylar.

A beautifully illustrated Victorian-era children's book, with eight color plates and alternating monotint pictures by the British illustrators William St Clair Simmons (active 1878-1917) and Ernest Wilson. The verses are by Frederic Weatherly (1848-1929), a British lawyer and lyricist, best known for the popular ballad ''Danny Boy.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair

Publisher: London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner / New York: Geo. C. Whitney
Year: 1887

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