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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Courtenay » 29 Mar 2016, 19:53

Didn't Agatha Christie write about the Beresfords too? :wink:
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Rob Houghton » 29 Mar 2016, 23:12

'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Courtenay » 29 Mar 2016, 23:16

:shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Rob Houghton » 30 Mar 2016, 13:44

Well, I just bought 'Demon Island' by Cecil Baldock for 99p on eBay - with a dust wrapper! :-)
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Tony Summerfield » 30 Mar 2016, 14:24

Well there you go, mine cost £2.50 25 years ago, but I did get a few a lot cheaper! :lol:
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby John Pickup » 30 Mar 2016, 18:27

I bought Peril On The Ridge by Michael Poole today for £5 but with free postage!
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Tony Summerfield » 31 Mar 2016, 15:44

I don't normally buy books if I don't see an illustration given, but when I read that it had a bookplate with Douglas Charles Harrod in it I knew I was in for a cracker! I have one or two other books with Harrod bookplates and the dustwrappers are immaculate, he must have had a wonderful collection. It did cost more than 99p!!
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Rob Houghton » 31 Mar 2016, 16:04

:-D

What a great dust wrapper too! It's so full of fun, and perfectly captures the essence of the title!
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Courtenay » 31 Mar 2016, 18:11

That is a gorgeous cover! :D
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Tony Summerfield » 31 Mar 2016, 18:54

A difficult book to find, but I think I had the advantage of it being listed under Mary Pollock with no mention of Enid Blyton at all!
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Eddie Muir » 31 Mar 2016, 19:08

A brilliant cover, Tony. :D
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Tony Summerfield » 31 Mar 2016, 19:24

I hate having to list an illustrator for a novel as 'uncredited' as I have done for Scamp - has anybody got any bright ideas?

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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 31 Mar 2016, 19:31

How about Lucy Gee, who illustrated Bimbo and Topsy?
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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Rob Houghton » 31 Mar 2016, 19:34

I just came across this collection of mystery and adventure books on eBay - don't know much about them, but perhaps others will! :-)

) Tiger Nanny, Ursula Moray Williams, 1st US edition 1974
ii) The Inn of Mystery, Ivy Russell 1959, presentation bookplate to ffep
iii) The Kennys on Their Own, Jill Latimer, 1st 1945, some illustrations coloured by hand, lacking dustwrapper
iv) The Amazing Affair at Highlands, Elizabeth Tarrant, 1st 1951
v) Anita and the China Figures, Jill Stevens, 1st 1959
vi) The Stolen Painting, Jill Stevens, 1st 1958, the dustwrapper price clipped, presentation inscription to ffep
vii) Adventure at Dillingdon Dene, Irene Byers, 1st 1956
viii) The Redheads of Windyridge, M E Mathews, Blackie 1962, 2nd edition
ix) The Bongleweed, Helen Cresswell, Faber & Faber 1973, 1st, ex library
x) Stolen Documents, S Beresford Lucas, Hollis & Carter 1948, 1st/2nd
xi) The Invincible Fifth, E E Cowper, The Childrens Press, undated with dustwrapper (repaired).
xii) The Knights of King Midas, Paul Berna, The Bodley Head 1961, 1st.
xiii) The Boy on The Boat Train, D Rice, Blackie, 1950s
xiv) The Richleighs of Tantamount, Barbara Willard, Constable, 1st 1966, ex library
xv) The Treasure of the Isle of Mist, W W Tarn, Oxford, 1959



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIFTEEN-1940s-to-1970s-hardback-childrens-novels-most-with-dustwrappers-/322054838554?hash=item4afbf6d91a:g:g30AAOSwBnVW-Rz~
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Other Illustrators

Postby Courtenay » 31 Mar 2016, 19:42

Tiger Nanny sounds like a cross between Supernanny and the Tiger Mother! :shock: :D
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