Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1968.
Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 inches. [vi], 106,  pp. Black-and-white frontispiece of the title page for an American edition of Janeway's A Token for Children, and 15 other black-and-white illustrations from vintage children's books, front free end-paper and colophon embellished with hand-drawn flower illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red cloth; bindings slightly askew, front paste-down beginning to come up. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the colophon. GHEEY312-1. Very good.
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 166. The FIRST EDITION in book form of an essay that first appeared in The Book Lover's Answer, July, 1965. This book is an extended mediation on the pleasure that can be gained from the ownership and study of children's books published in ages past. Alla T. Ford was born in the Ukraine, the daughter of a Czarist general. She was educated at the Sorbonne, and later, in 1957, was one of the original 16 members of The International Wizard of Oz Club. She helped establish science-fiction and children's book collections at the Universities of Georgia and South Florida.
REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 1102.
Title: The Joys of Collecting Children's Books
Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 166. The FIRST EDITION in book form of this essay
Country of Origin: United States
Location Published: Hong Kong, Ford Press: 1968
Binding: Gilt-stamped red cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None, as issued
Inscription: SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the colophon
Size: Miniature Book. 2/38 x 1 15/16 inches
Type: Miniature Book
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles, Miniature Book
Seller ID: GHEEY312-1
Keywords: alla ford, ford press, limited edition, miniature book, the joys of collecting children's books