Preston, Chloe. NY: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. circa 1910. 4to. First edition. Tan boards stamped in black with raised color pictorial cover.
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The Peek-a-Boos is the first of Chloe Preston' Peek-a-Boo books, published in 1910. Preston was a prolific and popular artist and her work appeared not only in books, but on postcards, as dolls, on Valentines, china, toys, and in other forms. Here, her humorous and colorful pictures illustrate her own poems such as "Lancelot's Greed," "The Patchy Poodle," "Jolly Jack Tar," and "A Noise in the Night." A first edition with minor exterior wear and soiling. Overall, About VG+.