The Blackbird in the Lilac by James Reeves



‘The Blackbird in the Lilac’ by James Reeves

First printing. 8vo. 95 pages. Bound in blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. On front loose endpaper is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone with black and white line drawings reproduced. In an unclipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly frayed long top margin. The book does have an old Nursery school library cancelled stamp on back of front board, half title page and on title page, plus remnants of a label of loose front end paper. Otherwise a very clean and very good copy.

In The Blackbird in the Lilac he (Reeves) has collected his poems into a book, and Edward Ardizzone has brought his singular felicity of style and his happy understanding of children to the drawings…

Size 22 x15cm (8.5 x 5.5 inches)

Item details

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.

Item details

Publisher: Geoffrey Cumberlege at the Oxford University Press.
Signed: No
Date: 1952
Place: Cambridge
Condition: Very Good
Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Book ID: 60002421

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