Vintage bookplate from a Victorian children's book from the 1890s depicting a young boy in full winter weather garb. The backside of the illustration has the poem "Canadian Boy" -- no author is noted. This 8 x 10 illustration shows some age-related tanning, but is otherwise clean and distinct
The artist signed the illustration, and I believe it says Harry Arnold, who was an English illustrator who later moved to Chicago.
This is a quaint, delightful Victorian illustration.
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Returns & exchanges
My store is a vintage shop and I do rather exhaustive descriptions of the condition of each item, because when a purchase is done online, you can't pick up an item and look it over thoroughly. Please look at the descriptions to know what you're getting -- I know they are lengthy, but that's done for your benefit.
Many of my books are over 50 years old, and it goes without saying that there are variances in vintage printing standards from today's digital world. If you want something that is of crisp, bright, digitally-enhanced quality, you are probably better served locating a contemporary reprinting.
If there is an issue regarding damage or a gross misrepresentation of condition, please convo me within 72 hours of receiving the item so we can discuss options. In these instances, I ask that you send me photos of the item and the shipping material as you received it. If a return is agreed upon, I require that it be shipped no later than 72 hours after we've agreed to the return.