A CHILDREN’S SUMMER Eleven etchings on steel by E. V. B. Illustrated in Prose and Rhyme by M. L. B. and W. M. C.
London: Addey and Co, 1853.  pages. 9 full-page etchings and two smaller illustrations within pages of text, all finely hand-coloured by Eleanor Vere Boyle. Original leather-backed brown cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Oblong folio. First edition. Slight rubbing to spine; some spotting throughout as is usual with this book; short marginal tear to one leaf of text; lower corners bumped; else a very good copy of one of the finest children’s books of the nineteenth century. Hand-coloured copies are rare. The prose contribution is by the illustrator's cousin, Mary Boyle, and the verse by W. M. Call. A Children's Summer was much praised by John Ruskin, Thomas Landseer, Tom Taylor, and Francis Turner Palgrave.