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  • 1917 Prints from Sunny Rhymes for Happy Children

    $3.75
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    These are 1917 Prints from Sunny Rhymes for Happy Children, written by Olive Beaupre Miller and illustrated by Carmen L. Browne.  Olive Beaupre Miller (1883-1968) is primarily known for her creation in 1919 of The Bookhouse for Children series, a collection of children's literature that she edited to meet her high standards.  The series was known for its beautiful decorations, including full-color cover illustrations, elaborate endpapers, and pictures painted by famous artists.  She continued to revise her books until her retirement in 1962.  Carmen L. Browne (1895-1992) was an author and illustrator of children's books and greeting cards for the P.F. Volland Company.  Her illustrations have been described as "light and dainty," "difficult to surpass in sheer loveliness," and "apt pictures...to please wee ones" -- qualities which can be seen in the prints offered here.  There are five 7.25"high by 5.75" wide pages, each with a 5.25" by 4.25" illustration on one side and a smaller image on back.  Four include poems.  They are printed  in vivid colors on medium weight off-white paper which has slightly yellowed over time.  These 1917 Prints from Sunny Rhymes for Happy Children are in Fair to Good condition with some staining (which affects the illustration of of the girl in a pink dress) and the bottom right hand corner missing from the illustration of the boy in bed.  Ideal for use in collage or other art projects.