Baby's Own Aesop
London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Edmund Evans. Color Illustrations. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing. Some edges of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and lost of paper. The text pages are clean and bright. Walter Crane (15 August 1845 - 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be one of the most influential children's book creators of his generation. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterise many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the 'Arts and Crafts' movement, active in Socialist politics, and produced an array of paintings and illustrations.