Cherished for their sensitive and detailed depictions of children, the works of Jessie Willcox Smith are some of the most recognized and remembered images of youth for adults today. One of America’s foremost book and magazine illustrators of the early twentieth century, Smith saw in children a unique quality of innocence that she brilliantly portrayed through the creative use of color and a keen sense of the personality of the child.
This edition of The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose is an accurate reproduction of the original Mother Goose volume illustrated by Smith. Added to this edition are five full-color illustrations intended for this work, but reproduced in black and white in the original first edition.
A treasury of the well-known nursery rhymes, this book will enjoy a permanent spot on any family’s bookshelf. The striking illustrations coupled with the original black and white drawings will surely charm the young and the young at heart.
About the Foreword Writer
Edward D. Nudelman, owner of a fine and rare bookstore in Seattle, is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. He is also the author of Jessie Willcox Smith: A Bibliography and Jessie Willcox Smith: American Illustrator, also published by Pelican. Now the property of the Chicago Public Library, Nudelman’s collection of original works of Jessie Willcox Smith was the largest personal collection of Smith’s works in the world.
THE JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE
By J.W. Smith
Foreword by Edward D. Nudelman
ART / Individual Artist
192 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
20 Color and 88 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 9780882898445 hc