Billy Whiskers' Twins by FRANCES TREGO MONTGOMERY in Dust Jacket 1925 Printing - Children's - Animal Stories


Title: Billy Whiskers' Twins

Author: [Frances Trego Montgomery]
Illustrator: N. M. [Nellie] Pairpoint

Description: Published circa 1925 (copyright date 1911). Light brown cloth boards pictorially stamped in gilt and black; black lettering on spine. Corners lightly pushed. Interior is unmarked; bit of soiling on a few pages. Dust jacket edge chipped with larger chips on the rear panel. The front flat of the jacket lists twenty-five Billy Whiskers titles which are priced $1.25 postpaid. DJ in archival sleeve. Six color illustrated plates including frontispiece and many b/w in-text illustrations. pp. 145, [6] advertising. 9 x 7.25 inches.

There are a couple instances of irregularities in the page numbering, but the text is complete. Advertising at rear shows other titles by Frances Trego Montgomery, including the full Billy Whiskers series and the Billy Whiskers Game, as well as other Saalfield offerings.

Frances Trego Montgomery (1858-1925) was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and lived in Chicago most of her life. She was a well known author of children's books, most notably the Billy Whiskers series.

The artist, Nellie M. Pairpoint (1866-1934), was born in England and at the age of seven, immigrated to the United States with her parents. Her father, Thomas J. Pairpoint, was a prominent silver designer and the founder of Pairpoint Manufacturing in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In additional to her professional art she also taught drawing and painting and was a longtime resident of Providence, Rhode Island.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Saalfield Publishing Company
Place: Akron, Ohio
Year: 1925

Keywords: Nellie M. Pairpoint, F. G. Wheeler,

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