THE MERRY LAUGHTER BOOK
Illustrated by M.A. Peart; Honor C. Appleton; Rosa C. Petherick; Elsie Blomfield; Peter Fraser; et al.
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. circa. 1927
Very good condition. An anthology of short stories. Large format. Cloth spine, pictorial front board showing boy and girl on a swing. 8 full-page colour illustrations, b/w text illustrations throughout. First story is "The Knight and the Dragon" (told in rhyme).
Spine bumped, corners worn. Covers are slightly grubby with a few small ink spots to rear cover. Gold address label to top margin of front pastedown (which is also the frontis - but it is in the margin so picture not affected). Prize plate neatly inserted at inner margin of title-page. Grubby fingermarks and pale page browning to contents. Neat list of illustrator names written in pencil to verso of title-page.
Stock no. 1315737