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IN SEARCH OF THE BETTER 'OLE:  THE LIFE, THE WORKS AND THE COLLECTABLES OF BRUCE BAIRNSFATHER., Holt, Tonie and Holt, Valmai.  (Bruce Bairnsfather.)

Author Name    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

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