Holt, Tonie and Holt, Valmai. (Bruce Bairnsfather.)
Title IN SEARCH OF THE BETTER 'OLE: THE LIFE, THE WORKS AND THE COLLECTABLES OF BRUCE BAIRNSFATHER.
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto, (1985), Ist ed.
Seller ID 16578
255 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard over in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions. "Bruce Bairnsfather created the best-known cartoon character of the First World War - 'Old Bill' and he drew what many consider to be the most enduring cartoon of all time - the 'Better 'Ole'." This is the story of Bairnsfather's life and times and of the auxiliary industries spawned by 'Old Bill' and his mates - movies, toys, ceramics, aircraft nose art, etc., etc. Small bump at bottom corner of front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. VG/VG