London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, n.d. Hardcover. Oblong folio,  pp. Very good. Item #CNJWEM125
Information on Chloe Preston (1887-1969) seems a bit elusive; from various online sources we gleen that she was born in Britain in 1887, "in a gentrified English country environment". Her charming illustrations of the Peek-a-Boos have "clear simple outlines and bright colours, [and] her humorous images portray simple excursions and activities" (n.b., quotes from the web site of the Antique Print Club).
Chloe Preston provided the illustrations for twelve "Peek-A-Boo" books (per Baumgarten). In this work, Preston follows the adventures of the Peek-A-Boos as they "winter" in the countryside, attending "shoots", riding horses to the "hunt", and more.
___DESCRIPTION: Paper-covered boards with red cloth spine, the front board with both the lettering and the colour illustration raised (bas-relief style), gold lettering stamped onto the spine, colour frontispiece one of eighteen full-page colour illustrations throughout printed on rectos only, all text also printed on rectos only; oblong folio size (13 1/4" wide by 8 5/8" tall),  pp., note that page count does not include the colour illustrations.
___CONDITION: Overall very good, with a strong square text block with solid hinges, the interior illustrations bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some minor soiling to the boards, the board edges and corners rubbed, offsetting to the free endpapers, the front pastedown shows the indentations from the front board having been debossed to create the bas-relief effect, we noted one leaf with a short closed tear (nicely repaired by a prior owner), and a few scattered spots of light foxing throughout. Even with its faults, a very good, solid copy.
___CITATION: For the true (published by H. Frowde) first, see Baumgarten, Artist, p. 160.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an unusually large and heavy volume and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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