The Biography of Our Baby


The Biography of Our Baby

COOKE, Edmund Vance; GUTMANN, Bessie Pease (illus.)

Regular price $57.00 Sale

This vintage (and unused) baby book is filled with verses by Edmund Vance Cooke, popularly known as "the poet laureate of childhood," born on June 5, 1866, in Port Dover, Ontario. What makes the book stand out, however, are the cute and colourful illustrations by Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876–1960), an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of cherubs, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Dodge Publishing Company
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1906
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    [63.]. 17 cm. 20 colour illustrations. Pink cloth hardcover with gold and red impressing. A little soiling. Ink inscription on back of frontispiece. Thumb mark on page 51. A bit of label residue on rear pastedown.

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