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Circa: 1927
Manufacturer: The Platt & Munk Company
Antique original 1927 book page illustrations from 'Mother Goose Rhymes and Nursery Tales', edited by Watty Piper. We believe the artist for these illustrations may have been Eulalie Osgood Grover since the pages have an on-page printed signature which says "Eulalie", but we don't know this for certain (since the last name is not shown, but it seems likely to us). Published by The Platt & Munk Company, New York. Not a reproduction, but page from an old 1927 issue of this book (we guarantee this), with an antique print on one side of the page and book copy on the other side (the book covers were in bad shape so the interior pages were removed).

Wonderful vintage prints which illustrate well known nursey rhymes and fairy tales with colorful pictures of children, animals and adults, with the title of the nursery rhyme or fairy tale printed on the bottom of the page. Page size including the border area around the print of generally about 10 1/4 to 10 3/4 inches high x 7 3/4 to 8 1/2 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. 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. When looking at the reverse sides which are book copy/words, you can see that the illustrations were cut from the book (since some of the copy on the reverse side of the pages is missing). There is still sufficient border area on all sides to permit easy matting and framing in order to hang on a wall.

There are 4 total pages available, each sold separately. Here we are listing "Sing a Song of Sixpence". Terrific brightly colored image showing the King's surprise when he cuts into his pie and out fly many blackbirds. We particularly enjoy the disapproving look on the face of the King's servant who is standing behind him. The illustration is in very nice condition, suitable for framing, with some onpage wrinkling and some browning/light staining, but nothing bad at all.

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 or something related to their occupation.

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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