4to. Bound in green cloth in original price pictorial dust-wrapper, not clipped. 4to. 190 pages. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. On front endpaper is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. The dust wrapper top edge has been reinforced with sellotape which has some old light creases and a small piece missing at head of spine, and dusty with some light marks. The cover is clean but top corner does have a bump. Inside the end papers do have a scattering of foxing but otherwise it is very clean copy. One of Ardizzone’s earliest books. In the various stories about uncle Silas which have appeared in his previous books and in periodicals, Mr.Bates has, as it were, photographed his subject from many different angles: this collections of the stories, more than half of which are here published for the first time, provides a full-size portrait….
Size 26 x 20cm (10.25 x 7.75 inches)
Provenance: Andrew Murray, Director of Mayor Gallery, Cork Street, London. The Mayor Gallery exhibited Ardizzone s work in the 1960 s. Andrew Murray lent his personal collection of books and prints etc. to the travelling exhibition by Middlesbrough Museum in 1982.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape,
Book ID: 60002479