A CHILDREN’S SUMMER. Eleven etchings on steel by E. V. B. Illustrated in prose and rhyme by M. L. B. [Mary Louisa Boyle] and W. M. C. [Wathen Mark Wilks Call].
London: Addey and Co, 1853. [. 15] leaves of text. Illustrated with 8 full-page etchings and two vignettes. Original half calf over blue ribbed cloth gilt. Oblong: 285 x 371 mm. First edition. Presentation copy from E.V.B. to Wathen Mark Wilks Call, inscribed on title-page: ‘W. M. W. Call from EVB with her best Christmas good wishes! Dec 23nd 1852.’ There are some pencil annotations in pencil in Call’s hand, mostly the addition of his initials to verses he has authored. Some foxing, as is common with this title; front endpaper worn and with some loss; front board rubbed and slightly damped; else a very good copy of an important presentation copy. A Children’s Summer was E.V.B.’s second book.