(WOODWARD,ALICE B.)illus. THE PINAFORE PICTURE BOOK: The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore told by Sir W. S. Gilbert. London: George Bell and Sons 1908. 4to (8 x 10 1/4") white cloth with pictorial gilt covers, top edge gilt, Fine condition. The play format of the H.M.S. Pinafore has been re-written for children in story format by W.S. Gilbert. Printed on hand-made paper and illustrated by Woodward with 16 wonderful mounted color plates, 2-color pictorial title page pictorial endpapers and 12 very fine pen and inks in the text in Woodward's art nouveau style. This deluxe edition is rare.