c1905 A Apple Pie
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Colour Plates, Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A delightful children's book uses the alphabet to chart the story of baking and eating a apple pie. Told using each letter of the alphabet, which corresponds with the next part of the story, narrating the amusing lengths a group of townspeople will go for a taste of apple pie.
Written and illustrated by Kate Greenaway, the author and artist who is best remembered for this seminal work of children's literature. Illustrations in this edition based off the engravings by Edmund Evans.
Illustrated in colour with twenty plates, collated and complete.
An early impression of this work, originally published in 1886.
In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding, with the original pictorial paper covered boards. Externally, age-toning and sunning to the boards. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound. Amateur colouring to the endpapers, pastedowns, and title page. A few handling marks to the pages, which are otherwise bright and clean.
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