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Kate Greenaway - Little Ann and other poems


Kate Greenaway - Little Ann and other poems



Bound in illustrated printed paper boards; green cloth spine and corners with paper label on spine; all edges stained blue; yellow coated endpapers.
Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1987
Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Edmund Evans was a prominent English wood engraver and printer who lived from 1826 to 1905. He was renowned for his innovations in color printing and his collaborations with notable illustrators of the Victorian era. Evans revolutionized the process of color printing through his development of a technique called "chromoxylography," which involved the use of multiple woodblocks to achieve vibrant and detailed color illustrations. This technique enabled the mass production of color illustrations in books, making them more affordable and accessible to a wider audience. He worked closely with notable illustrators such as Randolph Caldecott and Walter Crane, producing illustrated books that became highly popular during the late 19th century. Evans's collaboration with Caldecott, in particular, resulted in a series of children's books that were influential in the development of the modern picture book. Evans's contributions to the printing industry extended beyond color printing. He was also instrumental in the development of the "Yellowback," a type of inexpensive paperback book popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.





Taylor, Jane, 1783-1824.


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