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Maxfield Parrish
PROOFS OF HIS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR “MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE”. 1897.
Estimate
40,00060,000
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Maxfield Parrish
PROOFS OF HIS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR “MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE”. 1897.
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Maxfield Parrish
PROOFS OF HIS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR “MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE”. 1897.
Complete set of original Signed Prints. Number 23 of 27 sets with 14 original signed prints, the only limited signed edition of any image created in the artist’s lifetime.   Mother Goose in Prose (Chicago: Way & Williams, 1897) is Maxfield Parrish’s first book illustrations and it is also the first children’s book written by L. Frank Baum, best remembered for his Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Each print measures 8-1/4 x 7-5/8 inches, elaborately signed in pencil at lower border, comprising images for: Title-page illustration, “Pictures by” vignette, The Story of Little Boy Blue, The Black Sheep, Old King Cole, The Wond’rous Wise Man, What Jack Horner Did, The Man in the Moon, Little Bo-Peep, The Story of Tommy Tucker, Tom the Piper’s Son, Three Wise Men of Gotham, The Little Man with his Little Gun [Frontispiece] and Humpty Dumpty.  
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Icons of Children’s Illustration

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