The Art of Book Design: Dainty Bits

Dainty Bits. Water Lily Series. Edited by Miss L. Penney. New York, The National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1891.

A children’s book full of stories and rhymes about the evils of alcohol. Some of the chapter titles include “Old Pussy’s Advice”  and “Thoughtless Dick.”


Source – University of Florida, George Smithers Libraries, where you can read the entire book


  1. Jazzlet says

    It’s a shame they put the title there, it’s a striking design otherwise.

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