Octavo, 8vo. 287 pp, Bound in blue cloth with gilt letting on spine. Illustrated with twenty one line drawings by Edward Ardizzone. On front loose endpaper is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. Dust wrapper, also design by Ardizzone, is not price clipped, but is a little frayed at top and bottom of spine. On verso of the wrapper are remnants of sellotape. The spine of the book is a little faded and spotted. Pages are clean and surprisingly bright, Solid binding. Been well cared for. Rare in UK.
Size 19.5 x14cm (7.75 x 5.5 inches)
‘This is an adventurous story with a difference it is soon after World War II, but Cecil (short for Cecilia) and her cousin, Rickie, are thrown into a series of adventures that have little to do with the England that they know. Inexplicably, they, and sometimes their eccentric and interesting tutor, Dominic, find themselves in another time-usually right in the middle of a dramatic, if not harrowing, moment..’
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.
Book ID: 60002413