A beautifully illustrated alphabet book based around familiar nursery rhymes. Two complete ventures through the alphabet are included. In the first of these two volumes,classic nursery rhymes are set in gilded letters and traditional paintings by Walter Crane . A detailed preface provides historic details of the earliest publishing of children's books and the importance that Walter Crane played in its history. In the second, they are introduced with humorous illustrations and verses. It is a very useful book for parents and an interesting one for children!