1885 Scarce Victorian Children Book - PEEPS into CHILD LIFE illustrated by Emily J. Harding.
Author: Emily J. Harding (illustrator). (Rhymes by S. and E. Lecky).
Title: Peeps Into Child Life with Rhymes by S. and E. Lecky and Illustrations by Emily J. Harding.
Publisher: London, Birn Brothers, no date (circa 1885). First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: Unpaginated 17 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original decorated hardcover binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, the upper and lower part of spine faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, some light foxing, gift note of a previous 1888 owner on the first endpaper - as shown, rust on the original staples in the middle of the book - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the 8 beautiful full-page color plates by Emily J. Harding.
The book: Attractive and scarce Victorian children book beautifully illustrated by Emily J. Harding.
The illustrator: Emily Jane Harding Andrews (1850–1940) was a British artist, illustrator, and suffragette. She was a member of the Artists' Suffrage League. Harding was born in 1850 in Bristol, England. She studied at Clifton Ladies’ College and the Bristol School of Art. In her early career, she specialized in miniatures. One was included at the Royal Academy exhibition in 1877. By the mid-1880s Harding had changed her focus illustration, often illustrating children's books. She generally used her maiden name,
Harding became involved with the Artists' Suffrage League, designing posters for the cause. She also co-signed a letter to the editor of The Guardian in 1908, decrying the use of physical violence against activists, alongside fellow artist and suffragist Mary Sargant Florence.
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