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15. ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Christianna BRAND (compiler). naughty children. An Anthology. London; Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1962.


£78


8vo. original light blue cloth lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vii], 8-318; illustrated throughout in line by Ardizzone; an unusually clean and bright copy with very slight mottling to lower board in mildly darker blue; internally very clean with some fox speckling to edges of book block and the price of 7/- neatly written in red pen to front free endpaper; the unclipped dustwrapper also uncommonly attractive with minor rubbing to head and tail of spine and corner tips and one inked price, in red pen, to front flap.


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13. ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). A Philippa PEARCE (author). minnow on The Say. London; Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press. 1955.


£188


8vo. Recently handsomely bound in half dark blue calf over blue cloth boards, spine with 5 raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt centres; pp. [viii] + 241; with pictorial chapter-headings throughout by Ardizzone; externally fine; internally also fine bar one small brown splash mark to a text page.


First edition of Philippa Pearce’s first novel for children, preceding her best-known work Tom’s Midnight Garden (1958). Minnow on the Say was written while the author was recovering from tuberculosis. it describes the adventures of two boys in the villages of Great and Little Barley and includes a treasure hunt whose outcome changes one of the boys’ lives forever. The book was very well received on publication and was runner-up for the carnegie medal in that year.


14. ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). H.E. BATES (author). Sugar for the horse, new Uncle Silas Stories. London, Michael Joseph. 1957.


£88


8vo. original mid blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt on a maroon lettering panel, preserved in pink pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-119 + [i]; with 25 pen-and-ink drawings by Ardizzone; a fine copy with just slight offset browning to free endpapers, preserved in an uncommonly bright, unclipped, dustwrapper (12s 6d) with small nicks to joints at head of spine and to two corner tips and one short closed tear (5mm) to top edge of lower panel; an uncommon title.


First edition. Twelve more stories about the popular Bates’ character Uncle Silas, the old countryman with a gargantuan appetite and thirst. includes a folded 3-page leaflet published by Country news in April 1959 entitled “Sugar For The Horse; a note specially written by h.E. Bates”, which contains two illustrations by Ardizzone.


First edition. A collection of tales about mischievous or disobedient children: “Every entry has been tried on a carefully selected, reasonably naughty, child, and if it failed to entertain, rejected out of hand” (inner flap). interestingly a much abbreviated story of nurse matilda first appeared in this anthology (pp. 29-33); it was published two years later as a fully developed text, again illustrated by Ardizzone. Also worth mentioning is the piece on the naughtiness of Ardizzone’s own children, which is included in this anthology at pp. 84-85.


16. ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). E. NESBIT (author). Long Ago When i Was Young. With an introduction by noel Streatfield. London, Ronald Whiting & Wheaton. 1966.


£58


8vo. original brown publisher’s cloth, lettered gilt to spine, preserved in original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [x], 11-127; with illustrations in line throughout by Ardizzone; a fine copy protected by a fine, unclipped, dustwrapper (18s).


First edition.


17. ARDIZZONE, Edward (author and illustrator). The Diary of a War Artist. London; The Bodley Head. 1974.


£98


8vo. original blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, grey endpapers, complete with the pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + [i] + 213 + [i]; illustrated throughout by Edward Ardizzone; a fine and crisp copy in a similarly fine, and unclipped, dustwrapper (£4.00).


First edition.


18. ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Francis KILVERT (author). Ardizzone’s Kilvert. Selections from the Diary of the Rev. Francis Kilvert 1870-79. Edited by William Plomer and abridged for children by Elizabeth Divine. London, Jonathan Cape. 1976. £168


8vo. original orange cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in the original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 174 + [ii]; illustrated throughout in line by Ardizzone; a very fresh copy indeed with a few minor speckles to the fore-edge of the book block; preserved in a near fine, unclipped, example of the original dustwrapper (£2.50) with a hint of fading to spine.


First edition illustrated thus. Signed in ink by Edward Ardizzone to the front free endpaper and dated 1976.


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