The Adventures of Herr Baby

By: Molesworth, Mrs. [Mary Louisa Molesworth]

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Book Condition: Fine


Mrs Molesworth is best known as a writer of books for the young, known as "the Jane Austen of the nursery." She typified late Victorian writing for girls. Aimed at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Bronts, books by Molesworth had their share of amusement, but they also had a good deal of moral instruction. The girls reading Molesworth would grow up to be mothers; thus, the books emphasized Victorian notions of duty and self-sacrifice.


Typical of the time, her young child characters often use a lisping style, and words may be misspelt to represent children's speech: "jography" for geography, for instance.


Finely bound in full tan levant morocco, with the original pictorial cloth cover with gilt designed by Walter Crane attached to a blank leaf in rear of volume; gilt rules and corner designs, spine decorated in gilt with dark morocco labels; top edge stained tan.


- First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 12 wood-engraved plates on tinted backgrounds by Walter Crane. 8vo; 23.8 by 18 cm (9.25 by 7 in).


Faint rubbing to bottom corners of boards; occasional foxing throughout otherwise text is clean; Near fine.


Ref: fadedpage; goodread

Title: The Adventures of Herr Baby

Author Name: Molesworth, Mrs. [Mary Louisa Molesworth]

Illustrator: Walter Crane

Categories: FINE PRESS, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS, LITERATURE,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011827

Keywords: Families -- Juvenile fiction; Boys -- Juvenile fiction; Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.,