London and Philadelphia: Augener Ltd., 1912. H. Willebeek LE MAIR. Cloth. [MUSIC] [WOMAN ILLUSTRATOR]. Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 604-8 So. Washington Square, 1912. H. Willebeek LE MAIR, illustrator. Printed in England. 8vo oblong (8 5/8” x 11 ¼”); 63 pp; ochre cloth over board, gilt-stamped lettering on front and spine, color pictorial onlay of children singing and walking in a line; gift inscription in pencil on ffep dated “Christmas 1926;” title page decorated with an oval ribbon border; color half-tone fp; 30 songs with musical notation framed in a holly border; 31 full page color illustrations; light shelf wear to boards, small wrinkles in front cloth, light foxing of edges not extending to the pages; very good plus. Very good +. Item #1698
This is a collection of nursery songs all illustrated with dreamy pictures of children and anthropomorphic animals. Henriette Willebeek Le Mair (1889-1966) was a Dutch watercolor artist whose career began in her teens, she later studied at the Rotterdam Academy of Art. Her drawings are often bordered by a wreath to set the art off from the page.