This was the successor to Baby's Annual and for a few years became Nelson's main Annual for very young children. It was smaller than the
The Chummy Book or
The Jolly Book, which both contained 288 pages and 16 full-page colour illustrations. The second Nursery Book was like the first: it also contained four original double page drawings by Blampied as well as two colour drawings from Blam's Book of Fun, line drawings from The Zoo Book (which wasn't actually published until 1924) and all the letters from The Breezy Farm ABC in monochrome. Blampied's drawngs appear on 31 of the 93 pages of this title. The second Nursery Book contained fewer pages than the first: 93 compared with 128 pages.
Bibliography code: NEL-22.3
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Series: The Nursery Book [2nd year]
Binding: printed boards backed with cream cloth; plain rear cover
Dust jacket: not seen, but probably had one
Size: 286 x 230 mm
Price: 3 shillings 6 pence
Cover: not by Blampied
Internal illustrations: pages 10, 23, 27, 37, 51 and 93 are all line drawings from The Zoo Book; page 63 is an original line drawing of people on elephants at the zoo which was not included in The Zoo Book; double page flat colour drawing on pages 18-19 of children on beach by a rowing boat called 'The Handy'; original double page flat colour drawing on pages 32-33 of children in a rowing boat with a man and gulls flying above; original double page flat colour drawing on pages 46-47 of children on donkey with a boy running after one animal; original double page flat colour drawing on pages 60-61 of man feeding a hippopotamus at a zoo; pages 53 and 67 are single page flat colour drawings from Blam's Book of Fun; page 69-84 shows all the letters from
The Breezy Farm ABC at the original size but as monochrome line drawings.
Cover (click to enlarge)
Printing history: not stated
Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers
Notes: The four double-page flat colour illustrations shown below are original, for this Annual. My copy has an inscription dated 'Xmas 1922'.
Double page illustration between pages 18 - 19 (click to enlarge)
Double page illustration between pages 34 - 35 (click to enlarge)
Double page illustration between pages 46 - 47 (click to enlarge)
Double page illustration between pages 60 - 61 (click to enlarge)