New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. First Edition. Quarto (34cm x 26cm). Light gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling and decorative illustration embossed in red on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 286pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight shelf wear and soiling to extremities; soiling to bottom textblock corner, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities, else clean and crisp. This volume reproduces thirty-two illustrated English children's books dating from 1805-1826, selected by Leonard de Vries from Toronto's renowned Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.