Some of the best illustrators of children's books from the late 1880s to the 1920s are documented here. Drawing from an extensive variety of baby books, this volume showcases the highly collectible works of Anne Anderson, Frances Brundage, Clara Burd, Bertha Corbett, Fanny Cory, Melcema Denny, Bessie Pease Gutmann, Queen Holden, Maud Humphrey, Henrietta Le Mair, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Ida Waugh, and more. Over 400 color photos depict delightful babies and children as portrayed by these talented artists. Brief biographical sketches of the artists are provided, along with an alphabetical listing and price guide of illustrated baby books. Also included is a unique chapter identifying the actual children whose names are inscribed in many of the beautiful illustrations. A wonderful volume sure to please art aficionados, contemporary illustrators, historians, and children's book collectors.
Darrell Heppner is a collector of illustrated children's books, including old baby books. A resident of San Leandro, California, he is the president of Heppner Risk Management, a consulting company to California public agencies since 1977.