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BLACKLIGHT:  THE ART OF ANDREW SKILLETER., Skilleter, Andrew.
61 Skilleter, Andrew. BLACKLIGHT: THE ART OF ANDREW SKILLETER.
London Doctor Who Books 1995 1852774158 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Andrew Skilleter. 
122 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of paintings, book covers, posters, calendar art, etc. "Andrew Skilleter's Doctor Who work spans more than fifteen years. This is a collection of the finest of his paintings, including both the best know images and some works never previously reproduced, with explanatory text by the artist." Tiny bump to top corner of both boards, very small ink remainder dot on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
62 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY., Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S.
63 Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S. THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY.
London Bracken 1986 0946495793 / 9780946495795 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Kate Greenaway. 
301 pp, 9" H. Kate Greenaway "studied art at South Kensington and the Slade, where her fellow students were Lady Butler and Helen Allingham. To start with, she worked as an illustrator and drew Valentine and Christmas cards, as well as black and white pictures for various books. Her great breakthrough came in 1877 when she met Edmund Evans and showed him the collection of drawings and poems that she had assembled. These were published by Evans as 'Under the Window', which was a runaway success and was followed by the many childrens books for which she is best known. Among these are 'Mother Goose', 'The Language of Flowers', 'Marigold Garden', 'A Apple Pie' and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin', to name but a few. This biography, written by her friends M.H. Spielman and G.S. Layard, was published in 1905, just four years after her death. It tells the story of her life and relates the romantic circumstances of her great friendship with John Ruskin. It is required reading for all followers of Kate Greenaway and is accompaneid by over 50 colour illutrations by the artist as well as many black and white and line illustrations." Large Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, small bump with tears/chip at top edge of pages 257 to 260 - bump migrates lightly into several adjacent pages, tiny bump/wrinkle at fore-edge of first few pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and some light wrinkling along top edge, light wrinkling on hinges and flap-folds, two tiny light stains on inside, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS TO CHILDREN FROM BEATRIX POTTER., Taylor, Judy, collected and introduced by.  (Beatrix Potter.)
64 Taylor, Judy, collected and introduced by. (Beatrix Potter.) LETTERS TO CHILDREN FROM BEATRIX POTTER.
London Frederick Warne 1992 0723237778 / 9780723237778 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Beatrix Potter. 
240 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H). "The chief recipients (of her letters) were the family of her former governess, Annie Moore. Beatrix wrote them long, lively 'picture letters', copiously illustrated with witty drawings and full of funny anecdotes about her pets and her holidays. As she became established as an author she continued to write to young relatives, members of her publisher's family and the enthusiastic fans who loved her books. Sometimes these letters take the form of a supposed correspondence between different animal characters from the Peter Rabbit stories, all written in miniature with their own tiny envelopes. It is a measure of the delight with which Beatrix Potter's letters were received and treasured that so many of them have survived to this day. The picture letters and miniature letters (in this book) are shown in facsimile and (it) is illustrated with photographs and Beatrix Potter's own drawings. Judy Taylor has introduced each section with an account of the children who received the letters, many of whose stories have never been told before. The result is an intriguing and attractive book that reveals much new information about Beatrix Potter and above all demonstrates her unfailing power to beguile children and adults alike." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, some areas of faint discoloration at bottom of boards. Dust jacket has some edge wrinkling, light edge wear, one small taped tear at top edge, light dampness stains at inside bottom edge, light rub marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WRESTLING WITH A PENCIL:  THE LIFE OF A FREELANCE ARTIST., Thelwell, Norman.
65 Thelwell, Norman. WRESTLING WITH A PENCIL: THE LIFE OF A FREELANCE ARTIST.
London Methuen 1986 0413593207 / 9780413593207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Norman Thelwell. 
192 pp, 9 7/8" H. Pictorial endpapers, beautifully and profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "For over twenty-five years Norman Thelwell's cartoons, drawings and landscape paintings have delighted millions of people all over the world. His drawings of sporting pursuits, of human beings at play and of many other countryside subjects are the product of a unique comic genius; the term 'Thelwell pony' has passed into the English language. Now Norman Thelwell has written an account of his life from early childhood to the present. For the first time he opens up his experiences as an artist and humorist, in an informal, accessible and entertaining way. He describes his early love of drawing, the development of his skills in the war, his training at art school, his career as a teacher and a newspaper cartoonist and his subsequent life as a freelance artist. He discusses his work for 'Punch', the development of his ideas, his techniques, the making of his books and his other projects. (This) is also a personal story: of his childhood in Birkenhead; his experiences as a soldier in Britain and India during and after the war; his family; his home life in Hampshire; the people he has met; the houses he has restored. This mixture of personal and professional reminiscence is rich in anecdote and makes a lively and often amusing story. It is accompanied by a wide range of colour and black -and -white illustrations. In addition to the cartoons for which he is famous there are selections from his work as a serious landscape painter and samples from a lifetime of sketchbooks." Tiny white mark on rear board, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine and flaps, very minor rubbing, 1" line indentation on spine. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
ALL FOR LOVE., Tudor, Tasha, selected, edited and illustrated by.
66 Tudor, Tasha, selected, edited and illustrated by. ALL FOR LOVE.
New York Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2000 068982842X / 9780689828423 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tasha Tudor. 
93 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "This rich and varied collection compiled by beloved artist Tasha Tudor explores the beauty of all kinds of love through a combination of poems, letters, songs, and stories. Each eloquent expression of love is interpreted by Tasha's exquisite watercolors, frorm the sincerity of Yeats's enduring love to the passion of Cathy in Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'. Also included is a charming section about Tasha Tudor's own family traditions on that very special day of love - Valentine's Day. Your'll find directions for making valentine bouquets, delicious cakes, and even unique decorative cards, as well as descriptions of holiday projects and events for the whole family." very small remainder ink dot on top of text block at spine (also a tiny dot on inner edge of front board), a few tiny dents on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT CORGIVILLE KIDNAPPING., Tudor, Tasha.
67 Tudor, Tasha. THE GREAT CORGIVILLE KIDNAPPING.
Boston Little Brown 1997 0316855839 / 9780316855839 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
Unpaginated, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12" D). Pictorial endpapers. Charmingly illustrated throughout with Tasha Tudor's depiction of a New England town with an animal population. "His instincts and his training as a part-time investigator make Caleb Corgi suspicious of a band of raccoons, especially when Corgiville's prize rooster disappears." Very minor corner wear. Dust jacket has minor wear and a 1" tear and crease (including a tiny loss of surface paper) at the top of the rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
68 Tuttle, Lisa. CATWITCH.
Limpsfield Paper Tiger 1983 0905895843 / 9780905895840 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Una Woodruff. 
80 pp, 11 3/8" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Jules (a tabby kitten) is adopted by Eva Eden, a glamorous witch who was once a film star, and taught to read, write and spell - the magical kind - for Eva needs his help in the search for Alicorn, a fabulous something that will make dreams come true, although nobody knows exactly what it is. Unfortunately, Alexander Wylie, a particularly unpleasant wizard, is also after Alicorn, but while Eva only wants to return to the silver screen, his purpose is much more sinister. How Jules accidentally summons faeries through the television set and journeys to their realm, how he helps to rescue a kidnapped faery Prince, and how our resourceful feline hero finally thwarts Wylie's evil schemes will enthrall and entertain children of all ages." Slight twist to spine, a very tiny piece of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, very minor wear to laminate at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE., Wagner, Richard.  Translated by Margaret Armour.
69 Wagner, Richard. Translated by Margaret Armour. THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE.
London William Heinemann 1920 New Impression. Hard Cover Good+ Good- Arthur Rackham. 
160 pp, 10" H. Taupe-coloured cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, black publisher's emblem on rear board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w vignettes, 34 colour plates, tipped in on heavy stock with borders, tissue covers bearing captions (collated). This book contains the first two parts of 'The Ring of the Niblung': 'The Rhinegold: Prelude' and 'The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy'. 'Siegfried: Second Day of the Trilogy' and 'The Twilight of the Gods: Third Day of theTrilogy' are not included. This English translation of Richard Wagner's epic opera is enhanced by Arthur Rackham's beautiful, detailed illustrations, which bring to life the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarves and other inhabitants of the drama. The plates are all clean and bright, although one has four tiny flecks of skim from the facing tissue at the top (probably as a result of the tipping-in process), one has a very small crease at the bottom left-hand corner and another has a very tiny piece of edge wear. The card stock has darkened, as seems common with this production, affecting the adjacent pages (see photograph). Some pages have light wrinkling (no creases) - mainly at corners. Moderate browning to edges of text block. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Two margin tears (not affecting text or illustrations) have been repaired with archival tape. Dust jacket has very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning and some very light scuffs on spine, some light browning on panels, three water stains on spine - the largest and darkest at the bottom, light edge wear/wrinkling, small light stain on rear panel 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879., Walter Crane.
70 Walter Crane. BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879.
Toronto Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library 1983 0919486746 / 9780919486744 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) Walter Crane. 
9 pp + unpaginaged facsimile reproduction of Crane's journal, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Printed in a limited edition of 2000 copies. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Crane 's charming watercolours. " 'Beatrice Crane Her Book (The 2nd) June Ist 1879', published here for the first time, is a charming series of forty-six captioned water colours, spontaneously and joyfully created by a father for his daughter, mingling family fun, folklore and fantasy over a Victorian summer. The Osborne manuscript is a plain black notebook (now well worn and shiny), typical of the many which Crane purchased for this purpose. For the facsimile edition, the cloth binding (similar in texture and tone to the original) has been embellished with a design blocked in gold. It is taken from Walter Crane's original pen and ink sketch - also held by the Osborne Collection - depicting a flying crane holding in its beak the artist's signature in the form of his characteristic rebus. The Cranes were a lively, gifted and secure family, with rich and varied lives, tinged by the romantic and the unconventional; the unstudied pages of (this book) offer a privileged glimpse." Small shallow dint to last few pages due to very small lump under rear pastedown, very light edge wear, very light rubbing to boards. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879., Walter Crane.
71 Walter Crane. BEATRICE CRANE HER BOOK (THE 2nd), JUNE 1st 1879.
Toronto Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library 1983 0919486746 / 9780919486744 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Walter Crane. 
9 pp + unpaginaged facsimile reproduction of Crane's journal, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Printed in a limited edition of 2000 copies. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Crane 's charming watercolours. " 'Beatrice Crane Her Book (The 2nd) June Ist 1879', published here for the first time, is a charming series of forty-six captioned water colours, spontaneously and joyfully created by a father for his daughter, mingling family fun, folklore and fantasy over a Victorian summer. The Osborne manuscript is a plain black notebook (now well worn and shiny), typical of the many which Crane purchased for this purpose. For the facsimile edition, the cloth binding (similar in texture and tone to the original) has been embellished with a design blocked in gold. It is taken from Walter Crane's original pen and ink sketch - also held by the Osborne Collection - depicting a flying crane holding in its beak the artist's signature in the form of his characteristic rebus. The Cranes were a lively, gifted and secure family, with rich and varied lives, tinged by the romantic and the unconventional; the unstudied pages of (this book) offer a privileged glimpse." Very minor wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF BABAR:  THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF., Weber, Nicholas Fox.
72 Weber, Nicholas Fox. THE ART OF BABAR: THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810918935 / 9780810918931 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. 
191 pp, 12" H. Bright red cloth with blindstamped Babar on front board, white lettering on spine, yellow endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "Babar was created by the painter Jean de Brunhoff, who produced the first seven books of the series between 1931 and 1937, the year of his untimely death. In 1946 his artist son Laurent took up where Jean had left off. He wrote and illustrated his first Babar book when he was twenty-one and has now done thirty Babar books. In bringing Babar back, Laurent was holding on to an enchanted childhood as well as keeping alive the legacy of his beloved father. The elephant actually had been the invention of his mother, Cecile, who thought up the first adventure one evening as a bedtime story for Laurent and his younger brother, Mathieu. In 'The Art of Babar' (the author) has worked with Laurent de Brunhoff to recapture aspects of the artist's childhood in France and the values that he grew up with. He has a lot to say about how both he and his father used watercolor, and the author has explored this technical aspect of their art. The reader is presented with the development from rough sketches to final illustrations; much of this material has never before been reproduced." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
73 Woodroffe, Patrick. HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED LYRICS BY PATRICK WOODROFFE.
Limpsfield, Surrey Paper Tiger 1984 0905895886 / 9780905895888 Soft Cover Very Good Patrick Woodroffe. 
135 pp, 10 3/16" H x 11" D. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)he new collection of illustrations from the creator of 'Mythopoeikon'. Its extraordinary images explore and celebrate the border between reality and illusion; a realm of wild wonders and bizarre beings, brought to life through a combination of paint, etchings and highly unconventional photographic techniques. 'Hallelujah Anyway's' more than one hundred and fifty stunning full colour illustrations will take you to the farthest shores of the imagination." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on edges of textblock, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, slight crease at bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES., Zwerger, Lisbeth, selected and illustrated by.  Translated by Anthea Bell.  (Hans Christian Andersen.)
74 Zwerger, Lisbeth, selected and illustrated by. Translated by Anthea Bell. (Hans Christian Andersen.) HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES.
Saxonville, MA Picture Book Studio 1991 0887081827 / 9780887081828 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - Lisbeth Zwerger. 
104 pp, 10 7/8" H. Colour illustrations. "The Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration is aptly named, for it is the highest international award, recognizing lifetime achievement and contribution to the field of illustration for children. It seems fitting that as Lisbeth Zwerger was accepting this Medal in 1990, she was already at work on this book which honors the namesake of the award." Contents: The Sandman; The Jumpers; Thumbeline; The Tinderbox; The Rose Tree Regiment; The Naughty Boy; The Swineherd; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Princess and the Pea; The Nightingale; The Little Match Girl. Bump to top corner of boards - migrates slightly into first 30 pages, light wear at bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - more at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few very small chips/tears (archivally taped), minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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