de Grummond Collection is well known for its Kate
Greenaway books and original illustrations. Included
are more than 100 volumes illustrated by this 19th
century British artist. Some of the more notable titles
and editions include Infant Amusements, Melcomb
Manor, Fairy Gifts, Under the Window, Mother Goose,
A Apple Pie, Puck and Blossom, Queen Victoria's Jubilee
Garland , a proof copy and first edition of Marigold
Garden, two first editions of Little Ann and
Other Poems, Edmund Evans' copy of A Day in
a Child's Life, and Mary Evans' copy of Kate
Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children, signed
by Horatia Gatty, Randolph Caldecott, Edmund Evans,
and Kate Greenaway.
The Collection has approximately 300 illustrations by Greenaway,
including over forty pencil sketches and drawings for A
Apple Pie. Also
included are watercolors and/or pencil sketches for The
of King Pepito, The April Baby's Book of Tunes, Mother Goose,
Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children, The Pied Piper
of Hamelin, and Under the Window, as well as
for various almanacs and calendars. An item of particular
interest is an unpublished illustrated manuscript titled,
"A Short Account of a Boy of Guile and the Pigsty."
Other Greenaway items include unpublished artwork and verse,
correspondence, woodblocks used in the printing of Marigold
Garden, and an extensive selection of greeting cards.
A significant portion of our Kate Greenaway holdings were
displayed at four exhibition sites (Tokyo, Osaka, Saitama,
and Fukuyama) in Japan during 1993.