Title Baby's Own Book
Publisher Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1910)
Illustrator Wilson, Clara Powers
Our Book # 008026
Quarto. Ribbed cream cloth with large pictorial paste-on. 112pp printed on heavy stock with lovely decorations in soft tones of pink and gray by Clara Powers Wilson. Several entries briefly document the babyhood of the two sons of Myrtle Guidery Kilkenny and Lucas Edward Kilkenny of Salinas, California. Their baby boys were born in 1913 and 1918. Two photos of one of the babies laid in. The toys given the older son included an ivory ring, a celluloid rattle, "The Red Dog", wooden letter blocks, a rocking horse, and a teddy bear won at a raffle by his father. Light foxing to end papers and first leaf, light cover soil, spine darkened, small nick to spine edge else about Very Good. A beautiful book.