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Baby's Book

This is a typical example of Nelson's habit of re-using illustrations and text in inexpensive children's books. The cover had been used on a bigger book called Baby's Annual (1920) and it contained several of the same illustrations, all of which had come from other books containing illustrations by Blampied.

First edition

Bibliography code: NEL-21.3

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons

Series: none

Year: [1921]

Format: 8vo

Pages: 32

Binding: printed boards backed with cream cloth; adverts for Nelson's Children's Annuals on the rear

Size: 285 x 226 mm

Cover: by Blampied, signature removed, see Baby's Annual

Internal illustrations: page 7, a line drawing from At the Farm; pages 8 and 19, line drawings from Two Little Scamps and a Puppy; between pages 8 and 9 flat colour drawing of children playing on a tree swing from Baby's Annual; between pages 16 and 17, single page flat colour drawing of the letter I from The Jolly ABC; page 18, line drawing from John's Visit to the Farm.

Source of illustrations: Two Little Scamps and a Puppy, Baby's Annual, The Jolly ABC, and John's Visit to the Farm.

Price: possibly 2 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: not stated

Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers

Image of cover

Cover of book (click to enlarge)

Notes: The design for the cover had been used the year before on Baby's Annual, where it had Blampied's signature.