FARJEON, Eleanor and Herbert (authors). Rosalind THORNYCROFT (illustrator). Heroes and Heroines. London; Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1933.
Royal 8vo. Original glazed pictorial boards, preserved in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-79; with pictorial title and 38 colour-lithographed plates by Thornycroft; a very clean copy with gentle mellowing to boards and a short closed split (neatly repaired) to upper joint at tail of spine, internally fine and fresh with a couple of small ink inscriptions to front endpapers, protected by an attractive example of the dustwrapper with overall dusting, a triangular tear to top edge of upper panel with 10mm loss, other short edge nicks, chipping to spine ends, and minor splits to flaps.
First edition. A popular volume of verses celebrating the lives of the greats in humorous and entertaining rhyme. The eclectic range of historical and legendary figures includes Napoleon; Sir Francis Drake; Florence Nightingale; Emmeline Pankhurst; Robin Hood; George Washington and Buffalo Bill.