ARDIZZONE, Edward

The True and Pathetic History of DESBAROLLDA THE WALTZING MOUSE. With illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.

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The True and Pathetic History of DESBAROLLDA THE WALTZING MOUSE. With illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.

8vo. 63 [64] pages. Bound in original red cloth-backed boards. Illustrated throughout in colour, printed in lithography. On verso of front board is the Surrealist bookplate of Andrew Murray. Original dust-wrapper, not clipped, but a little chipped with a small piece missing at top and bottom edges of spine. Book in fine condition. Octavo. First edition. Corners very lightly bumped; else a fine copy in wrapper that is chipped head & heel of spine.

‘Desbarollda, faced with the age-old choice-career or domestic happiness-shatters her own world of tinsel and acclaim about her ears when she drives her mouse lover, Egmont, to sacrifice himself ceremoniously to the jaws of the castle cat on the night of her grand debut…’

Size 19.5 x14cm (7.75 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: Lindsay Drummond
Date: 1947
Place: London
Book ID: 60002414

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