A Day in a Child's Life - Kate Greenaway 1881 - George Routledge and Sons, London - First edition, first state Charmingly illustrated series of nine songs for young children, beginning with ‘Waking Up’ and ending with ‘Sleeping’, enhanced throughout with colour wood cuts by the wonderful Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. The accompanying musical score is by Myles B. Foster.   ‘There were three artists that emerged during the 1870's who changed the character of children's picture books for all time - Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. Their books were especially designed for children and although Crane and Caldecott are still recognised, the illustrations of Kate Greenaway have endured the test of time and still have a place in the modern-day nursery. Her work is still in print and being merchandised. Her delicate water colours display the essence of Victorian childhood and have enchanted generations of children and adults since 1878, when her first book - Under The Window - was published. Beginning in 1955, the Library Association of Great Britain established the Kate Greenaway Medal. This is an annual award presented to the artist living and publishing in Britain who has produced the most distinguished children's book illustrations for that year. Receiving this medal is considered the highest honour an English illustrator can receive.’

Reference: Schuster 66 1a.

(25 x 21.5 cm) pp. 29 [3]. Green cloth backed, light green glazed boards, bevelled edges, yellow sunflower design, with ruled borders in black and yellow, all edges green, mid green endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, with moderate soiling to illustrated boards and wear to corners, internally fine.   Ref: 104598   Price: HK$ 2,600