Mare, Walter de la. Pictures by Louise Brierley.
Title PEACOCK PIE: A BOOK OF RHYMES. SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
Publisher Henry Holt, New York, (1989).
Seller ID 16823
111 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805011242 Profusely illustrated with color plates and b&w drawings. "Nobody knew better than Walter de la Mare how to make rhymes for children. His verses have fostered in generatio ns of young readers a love of language - and a lifelong fondness for poetry. 'Peacock Pie' first appeared in 1913, and has been in print ever since. This deluxe edition contains de la Mare's complete revised and expanded 1924 text. It i s n e w l y i l lustrated with exquisite color plates and hauting black-and-white vignettes by the gifted artist Louise Brierley. With its clever, playful rhymes, its variety of subjects, and its fresh, contemporary art, this 'Peacock Pie' is a t im e -p ro ve n co l le ct ion for those who love poetry and those who are about to discover its magic for the very first time." A series of tiny scuffs on both sides of free front endpaper at gutter. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. VG +/N F