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Circa: 1915
Manufacturer: M. A. Donohue & Company
Antique original 1915 book page illustrations from 'Mother Goose', re-arranged and edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover, illustrated by Frederick Richardson, Volland Popular Edition, published by M. A. Donohue & Company. Not a reproduction, but page from an old 1915 issue of this book (we guarantee this), with an antique print on each side of the page (the book covers were in bad shape so the interior pages were removed). Wonderful vintage prints which illustrate well known nursey rhymes with colorful pictures of children, animals and adults, with on-page copy of the rhyme in a box. Two-sided, different rhymes on each side, with a page size including the white border area around the print of generally about 10 to 10 1/2 inches high x 7 3/4 to 8 inches wide. The prints are a standard rectangular shape but have been shot at an angle (rather than "straight down") which gives the angular look in the images. Generally excellent condition with bright coloring, but please note that the page edges have been trimmed on many or all sides, and not always in a straight line. There is still sufficient white border areas on all sides to permit easy matting and framing in order to hang on a wall.

There are 23 total pages available, each listed and sold separately. Here we are listing "Robin and Richard, Were two pretty men" and "The two gray kits, And the gray kits' mother" back-to-back prints from the book. If you are not familiar with the Robin and Richard rhyme, it deals with two men who slept too long in bed. The two gray kits rhyme deals with two kittens and their cat mother who go over a bridge and the bridge breaks. If you need a listing of the exact words in the nursery rhymes (in case you are looking to match it to the way you remember it), please e-mail and that can be provided. For those looking for rhymes listing someone's name, the one with kittens mentions Tom Bolin. Please also note that condition-wise, on the kittens page, a child who formerly owned this book drew on the bottom portion of the page with pencil and crayon lines, with some of the crayon lines also on the lower part of the illustration. Matting could cover the drawn lines in the white border area and the crayon on the print is not too bad given the coloring, but you need to know it is there.

Make terrific gifts framed for children's rooms, play rooms, day care and nursery or school rooms, or for giving someone a print of an old rhyme which includes that person's name.

Relative to shipping, please note: While this is a book page/print, this item CAN NOT be shipped via U.S.P.S. Media Mail per the post office. Please do not select this shipping option because we will have to contact you and change the shipping to something else, increasing your postage cost. The cheapest option for shipping this within the U.S. is via U.S.P.S. First Class Mail Parcel rate (not Parcel Post, that will be more expensive here). Also, if you are interested in more than one of the book page prints we have available for sale, please contact us before placing the order. The shipping information has been inputted for a purchase of just one and will not calculate the savings you would get when purchasing more than one shipped together in the same package (we will need to handle this for you).

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