Such treasures like this are few and far between. For book lovers of all ages, this dazzling children's alphabet is graced by the work of Edmund Dulac. Dulac was a much renowned early 20th century illustrator.
You'll find a clever limerick for each letter of the alphabet, in addition to 24 related illustrations of people and animals in whimsical situations. Mr Dulac possessed an endearing gift for caricature. His use of jewel-toned, glowing colors adds vivid life to these fantasy images.
We're showing you just two of the fantastic pages for illustration. Each letter is addressed in turn, but you'll find that X, Y and Z are combined.
The original 1906 edition is quite valuable, but this volume faithfully recreates the original publication's luminous splendor. This is a direct reprint of the Frederick Warne & Co., London, 1906 edition.
Please understand that some of the limericks or illustrations within may be offensive to some people. The book is a product of its times in the early 20th century, with much less sensitivity than is the norm today.