Sweet and Shorts: Randolph Caldecott

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 8.32.46 PMThis has been a week for the books. Literally and figuratively and wow.

Because look at that thing! The way to my heart is papered and printed, and my main squeeze knows a thing or two about that.

Randolph Caldecott. Come Lasses and Lads. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1884]. First edition, with this title listed as no. 13 of 14 on rear. 22 pages. Publisher’s wrappers with minor rubbing. Two-inch abraded scuff along top edge of rear cover, causing some lose of material. Upper corner lightly bumped, affecting textblock. Bookplate at rear. Color illustrations. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and slipcase. Very good. From the Collection of Judith Adelman.

It’s mine. I can hardly believe it! It is very, very good.

I am very, very speechless.

breakerRemember the Sassy board books? How about two new winners? They aren’t 1884 first editions, but I hope you will love them just the same.

Nick Patton and Susan Halko! Email me, and I’ll get these little sassy things out to you!

MoreToReadLately on Design Mom: Red Knit Cap Girl and The Umbrella.

And if the sight of a Randolph Caldecott makes you long for January, the Calling Caldecott and Heavy Medal blogs are back!

I can’t get enough of my dear friend Danielle’s blog. You’ll love this post about Symphony City and the sounds around us.

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