Friday, April 6, 2007

Baby Record Books of Yesteryear

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The beautiful books of yesterday for recording a baby's first happenings are as sentimental as well as lovely works of art. Many are illustrated by a famous artist of the day. One in particular I recently acquired is dated 1885 titled "Baby's Kingdom" - The Mother's Story - Events, Happenings and Incidents Attending The Progress of The Baby. This particular book was designed & illustrated by Annie F. Cox, published by Lee and Shepard, Publishers, New York. The beautiful illustrated pages for recording baby's birth, Christening, gifts, growth, etc. are gold edged with colored drawn illustrations with a number of the pages including a sentimental poem. The cover of the book is embossed in gold lettering with marbled pages on the inside covers.

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