“Chinese Babies” A Collection of Nursery Rhymes in English - Signed - Evelyn Young (editor and illustrator), Juliet Bredon, Dr. Isaac Taylor Headland 1932 - Tientsin Press, Tientsin - First Edition With six full page coloured plates, coloured title page, and charming black and white sketches throughout by Evelyn Young.

The seventeen nursery rhymes are -
Little Small-Feet; The Small Storekeeper; The Cake Seller; The Little Girl's Dream; Dreamland; The Magician; Sweeter than Sugar; Little Gold Fish; Little Red Fire; The Dream Junk; Butterflies; Kite Flying; The Old Woman; The Bride; The Blind Man; The Little Bald-Head; Of What Use Is a Girl?; and Chinese Cradle Song.

The little stars in the Bamboo Grove
Are all set up so high
That little hands can never reach
To pull them from the sky.
But you shall ride on a magpie’s wing,
And travel up to see
If they are really precious gems
Worth bringing back to me
  Oblong format (25.2 x 20.6 cm) pp. 27 [1]. In publishers blue-grey paper covered boards, white paper label tipped on to front board with illustration by the author of two babies coloured in blue and orange, grey brown coated endpapers, thick card pages sewn in over cloth inner hinges.

No mention of any further editions on any of the pages, and so without any other bibliography we have cautiously made the assumption this is the first edition of November, 1922, there was a second edition published in 1933. Based on other images seen, the two vary as follows: the title and author printed on the front boards (this copy does not have them); colours and shading (our copy has lighter colours and less shading); Chinese symbols between ‘
Acknowledgement’ and ‘I make grateful...’ on the verso of the title page (this copy has the three small symbols); order of poems (harder to note out as we have not compared side by side).
  Condition: Very good, paper boards toned with rubbing along edges, a little light scattered foxing to pages/   Ref: 108907   Price: HK$ 4,800