The Sooty Man: A first edition Dumpy book by Eden Coybee and Esther Mackinnon
The delightful silhouette illustrations of The Sooty Man are by the artist, Esther B. Mackinnon. She exhibited widely between 1891 – 1930, and was an established painter, etcher, lithographer and illustrator of the time. The text is written by Eden Coybee. This edition is in very good condition for it’s age.
The book has pale, green cloth boards with the familiar stripes of the Dumpy children’s book series. The spine is darkened . Generally there is little soiling to the covers. The pages have alternate blank pages as typical of the Dumpy series. 5 x 3″
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