Chisholm, Edwin - The Chummy Book. Twelfth Year. Not dated, early '20s. Nelson. Aimed at the just-reading child. 10¼" x 7½", 288pp inclusive of 15 plates, pictorial, blocked, boards, hardback. Items in prose and poetry by Constance Heward, Amy Steedman, Dorothy Russell, Ethel Talbot, Violet Methley, Frank Hart, Evelyn Hardy, Constance Heward and others. Illustrated with colour plates by M. D. Johnston (2), Harold Earnshaw, Frank Hart (2), ?, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Frederick Parker (2), W. I. Wightman, ? Topham (2), Harry Woolley, Honor C. Appleton, and Howard Elcock; and within the text with monochrome drawings all of which are not arrtibuted (probably a mixture of the above). Spine slightly sunned, heavy corner wear, edge wear, internal hinge split at frontis/title-page but still held by webbing, endpapers browned, inscription on front-free endpaper, name written in light pencil on verso of frontispiece, 4½" tear to page 47/48 (from foot up), 1 plate loose, not wragged but with transfer of paper surface from facing page attached to lower left margin corner, that also appears to be due to glue seepage from original fixing (which probably explains why it's loose), all puzzles completed in faily neat pencil, a few small brown patches (foxing) to last 2 pages, the odd fox spot, good, clean, no colouring, no wrapper; reasonable copy.
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