The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast

By: Ballantyne, R. M.

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good.


16mo, decorated red cloth, 72 pp. A later printing of the children's tale and rhyme first published by Nelson in 1857. Handsome full color chromolith frontispiece with b/w illustrations of anthropomorphic insects throughout. Ballantyne, a Scottish artist and prolific writer of juvenile fiction, composed this prose rendition of William Roscoe's popular poem and accompanied it with fanciful images of beetles in waistcoats, ladybugs with parasols, moles in top hats and striped pants, and other creatures. Very good: a clean, tight copy with light wear to covers; endpapers toned; contemporary penciled name and address on front flyleaf.

Title: The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast

Author Name: Ballantyne, R. M.

Categories: Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Literature, Poetry,

Edition: Later edition.

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1882

Book Condition: Very good.

Size: 16mo

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: k190711h

Keywords: lithography, rhyme, fair tale, chromolith, illustrated, anthropomorphic