CRANE, Walter (1845-1915, illustrator) -- Mary Louisa MOLESWORTH. The Adventures of Herr Baby, London: Macmillan and Co., 1881. 4° (235 x 173mm). Half title, 12 wood-engraved plates on tinted backgrounds by Walter Crane. (Some very light mainly marginal spotting and staining.) Original blue pictorial cloth gilt designed by Walter Crane (extremities very lightly rubbed, inner hinges weak). Provenance: Patrick Alfred Blackwell (bookplate). Osborne I, 371.
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (1804-64). Wonder Book for Girls & Boys, London: Osgood, Mcilvaine & Co., 1892. 4° (230 x 158mm). Half title, 19 coloured lithographed plates by Walter Crane, coloured initials and decorations. Original pale green and white pictorial cloth designed by Walter Crane (some chipping to head and foot of spine). Osborne I, 11: "Crane made the illustrations ... while visiting in Florida."
SPENSER, Edmund (?1552-99). The Shepheard's Calender, London: Harper & Brothers/Chiswick Press, 1898. 4° (208 x 165mm). 12 full-page woodcut plates by Walter Crane, decorations. (Some very light marginal browning.) Original coloured pictorial cloth gilt designed by Walter Crane, uncut (extremities very lightly rubbed, spine a little darkened).
With 36 other books illustrated by Walter Crane including Margaret Leland's The Old Garden and Other Verses (London, 1893), Don Quixote of the Mancha retold by Judge Parry (London, 1900), A Masque of Days from the Last Essays of Elia (London, 1901, dust-jacket), I. M. D. Micklejohn's The Golden Primer (London, [c.1910]) and a bound collection of early pamphlets illustrated by Walter Crane leading with Thomas Hood's The Headlong Career and Woful Ending of Precocious Piggy (London, [n.d.], 12 works in one vol.). (39)