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  • 1932 Book Covers from Mother Goose Rhymes

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    These are the intact 1932 Book Covers from Mother Goose Rhymes, edited by Walter Piper and published by The Platt & Munk Co. Inc with cover and interior illustrations by Eulalie.  Eulalie Minfred Banks (1895-1999) began her drawing career at age 12 and published her first picture book, Bobby in Bubbleland, in 1913.  She came to be known for illustrations of classic children's books including nursery rhymes, fairy tales and folk tales.  On this front cover, we see her colorful tipped-in image of Humpty Dumpty before the fall, sitting on a castle wall as a parade of soldiers passes by.  The blue and white interior shows her interpretations of characters from the nursery rhymes, such as Little Bo Peep, The Old Woman in the Shoe, Jack and Jill, and Little Boy Blue, as well as a witch-like Mother Goose riding a broomstick.  The back cover is blue book cloth.  Each cover measures 12" high by 9.5" wide and is connected by a  1.25" wideblue book cloth spine with "Mother Goose Rhymes" lettered in gold.  There is a cursive inscription written on the inside of the front cover which reads: "12-25-33  Merry Christmas (unreadable) & happy New Year to Isgood(?) (unreadable signature with flourish)."  These 1932 Book Covers from Mother Goose Rhymes are in better than Good condition with edge and spine wear and some minor scratches and light stains to the cover illustration.