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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.

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.
Post 8vo (21cm). 188,[iv]pp. Original russet cloth, lettered in yellow; a few faint edge-spots; a very good and sound copy in the original Edward Ardizzone dust-jacket – a design in pink, blue, ochre and black on white – just very slightly used, a little nicked, price-clipped and very lightly tanned. Small bookseller’s label of Lovelys of Cliftonville on rear endpaper.

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GORHAM, Maurice (Maurice Anthony Coneys), 1902-1975 : SHOWMEN & SUCKERS : AN EXCURSION ON THE CRAZY FRINGE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.

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.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (x),262pp. Title-page and thirty-four illustrations and decorations by Ardizzone. Original tan boards, lettered across spine in black; a very good, clean and sound copy in the original Ardizzone dust-jacket – a pictorial design in black and pink – lightly worn and slightly nicked, and lightly sunned and faintly spotted at spine.

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KENWARD, James (James Macara), 1908-1994 : THE SUBURBAN CHILD.

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.
Post 8vo (21cm). [viii],(142),[ii]pp. Front cover, title-page and ten full-page illustrations and dust-jacket by Ardizzone. Original pictorial cream boards printed in black and red; very faintly bruised at foot; a few tiny marks, but a very good and sound copy in the original Ardizzone dust-jacket, price-clipped; slightly tanned and faintly bruised, but also very good.

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MURRAY, Andrew : EDWARD ARDIZZONE.

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.
Landscape foolscap 4to (20cm). [40]pp. Illustrations. Portraits. Original colour-printed stapled wrappers; very slightly bruised; a few faint marks, but a very good copy.

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PAUL, Leslie (Leslie Allen), 1905-1985 : THE BOY DOWN KITCHENER STREET.

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.
Post 8vo (21cm). (192)pp. Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in pale blue; a very good, bright and sound copy in the charming original Edward Ardizzone dust-jacket – a design in in ochre, pink, black and grey on white – price-clipped – presumably by the author, but also very good, save a few minuscule chips and the slightest of wear.

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RAY, Cyril, 1908-1991 : MERRY ENGLAND.

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.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 208pp. Illustrations, including twenty-one full-page and printed in a second colour. Original blue-grey cloth, lettered down spine in gilt; a few faint edge-spots; a very good copy in the original Ardizzone dust-jacket – a design in grey, yellow, pink, green and white – price-clipped, just a little nicked, and a little rubbed at foot of upper panel. Neat gift inscription on front free endpaper.

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