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BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY EDWARD ARDIZZONE (1900-1979)
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FLETCHER, Peter (Alfred Brinson Woods), 1896-1979 : THE LONG SUNDAY.
London : Faber & Faber, (1958). First edition. Reminiscences by the Harley Street psychologist of his nonconformist upbringing in Great Yarmouth before the Great War.
GORHAM, Maurice (Maurice Anthony Coneys), 1902-1975 : SHOWMEN & SUCKERS : AN EXCURSION ON THE CRAZY FRINGE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.
London : Percival Marshall, (1951). First edition : in the variant and probably secondary binding of tan boards, lettered across the spine in black. Gorham teams up with the artist Edward Ardizzone to look at circuses, music-halls, sports arenas, pantomimes, fair-grounds, illusions, freak-shows, nude-shows, etc.
KENWARD, James (James Macara), 1908-1994 : THE SUBURBAN CHILD.
London : Cambridge University Press, 1955. First edition. "Parks are unjungular: they have so obviously been explored" - an absorbing reminiscence, beautifully illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, of a childhood in Eltham in South-East London. Kenward was in fact the son of the Lloyd's broker who invented rain insurance.
MURRAY, Andrew : EDWARD ARDIZZONE.
Edinburgh : Scottish Arts Council, 1979. First edition. The illustrated catalogue of the 1979 touring exibition - 163 entries, selected and described by Andrew Murray, with biographical notes, bibliography, and an introductory essay by Gabriel White.
PAUL, Leslie (Leslie Allen), 1905-1985 : THE BOY DOWN KITCHENER STREET.
London : Faber & Faber, (1957). First edition. An attractive presentation copy, inscribed "For dear Miss Neale with the author's love", dated Christmas 1964, and further signed in full on the title-page. A delightful evocation of a London suburban childhood in Honor Oak by the Irish-born writer and founder of the Woodcraft Folk, whose autobiography 'Angry Young Man' (1951) lent its name to a generation.
RAY, Cyril, 1908-1991 : MERRY ENGLAND.
London : Vista Books, (1960). First edition. "Cabbages, Cockles and Canaries", "Saturday Night at the Palais" and other wry sketches, essays and depictions of English Society - high and low - delightfully illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Rebecca West regarded Cyril Ray as the best reporter she knew.
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