Lowell, Mass: C. I. Hood & Co, . Wraps. Charming children's water color paint book complete with the original printed artist's brush blotter, with just the faintest traces of paint on the verso, loosely inserted. Consists of colored pictures with b&w version on opposing page suitable for completing in water color paints. Most of the pages are unused, with just a few very beautifully and carefully completed. Images include children in sail boat with Hood's advertisement on sails, distinguished cats, an image of the factory (referred to as the "laboratory"), sewing circle, children on swings, the elevated railway of New York City, Hood Farm, a locomotive in the countryside passing barns, the Merry Maiden (champion sweepstakes cow), and verses including 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.
8vo, 36pp. Illustrated printed stiff paper wrappers, with color illustration of child at the front wrapper painting the title, and "Our Spring Song" with songbirds illustration at rear wrapper. Price 50 cents, in Great Britain, 2s. Die cut wrappers with cut at top edge to resemble artist's palette. Very good condition. Item #22895