17/04/2017

VICTORIAN CHILDREN'S STORY BOOK ~ THE BUTTERFLY'S AT HOME


The VV has recently been helping to sort through the home of an elderly relative who has sadly had to move into a residential nursing home. 

The house was full of books, some of which are very old indeed, including this children's story book ~ The Butterfly's At home.

Published by F. W. Warne, written by Mabel, and illustrated by George Lambert (some images appear to be varnished) the book has now lost its outer spine, and inside it lacks the literary charm or beauty of Beatrix Potter's work - which was also published by F. W. Warne. But it is very prettily reproduced as the following photographs will show ...


There is no year of publication printed in the book, but the dedication 'Violet, from Mim' is dated as Christmas 1881.




More Victorian treasures will follow ...

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