London: Batsford, (1985),
3rd Impression. octavo, boards in dust jacket. (256)pp. Batsford, Item #219
In the "Preface to the Third Impression" Muir discusses the changes in children's books collecting that have occurred since the first impression of 1954. Muir has written an account which is both scholarly and entertaining of the works published for children during three centuries. He passes over the books written solely to instruct or to improve, and concentrates on those whose aim is entertainment. There are more than 100 illustrations. A very fine, clean copy in a very fine, clean dust jacket which is not price clipped.