New York: McLoughlin Bro's, 1895. Palmer Cox. First Edition. Decorative boards. 4to, pictorial paper illustrated by Palmer Cox over boards, 12 full-page detailed chromolithographs and B&W drawings facing by Cox,  pages. Good + / None. Item #1252
RARE and beautifully illustrated volume with a dozen chromolithographs: one large and detailed colorful page for every month of the year! Though there is some soiling to the quarto, which is becoming disbound and revealing its webbing, most of the chromos are bright, relatively clean, and sharp.
Large chip (3" wide x 1 1/2" high) lost from lower right corner of title page (not affecting text). Minor soiling to endpapers; covers worn and becoming detached (old black binder's tape coming loose).
Even in this weakened--but quite reparable--condition, a Very Good or better copy of this beautifully illustrated rarity. Cox's mischievous but amiable Brownies became so popular that George Eastman named the "Brownie" camera after them.
Front board has a chromolithographed illustration of a brownie policeman fighting with a monocled brownie gentleman; back board has a floral pattern. Front board has tiny copyright year below gilt "Year Book." Title page illustrated with four brownies. Each month has one page with a poem and drawings facing full-page chromolithographic illustrations. Gift inscription (undated) on free front endpaper.