New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. Original pale blue paper-covered boards with white parchment spine and fore-tips.
First Edition -- which is to say, the large-paper issue, preceding the trade issue -- of this famous collection of children's verse. Some poems had appeared in a couple of earlier Field books, but much had appeared only in newspapers or magazines. Included are Field's best-known poems such as "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" and "Little Boy Blue."~This is #146 of the 250 Van Gelder large-paper copies signed by "Charles Scribner's Sons"; according to Blanck (citing the publisher's records), these 250 copies were issued on November 21st, while the trade copies came out on December 3rd. It is in just-about-fine condition, with scarcely any of the cover soil typically found on such a light-colored binding. Blanck 5750. Item #13936