A charming alphabet book depicting the life of an apple pie: A apple pie, B bit it, and so on, with each illustration showing children wanting, competing for, and finally eating the pie. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was one of the most popular illustrators of children"s books in the latter part of the 19th century. She studied at South Kensington and the Slade and later became an illustrator for Edmund Evans, the printer for Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott. Her method was to draw in watercolor and then transfer her drawings to woodblocks. Her illustrations were so successful that she exhibited them at the Royal Academy in 1877 and the Fine Arts Society in 1891. She was also a friend of John Ruskin and maintained a long correspondence with him. This is the first Warne edition published the same year as the first edition. Engraved And Printed By Edmund Evans, published by George Routledge in London in 1886.