SHEPARD, E.H. (author and illustrator). Drawn From Memory together with Drawn From Life. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1957 and 1961.
Small 4to. 2 vols.; publisher's green and blue cloth, respectively, both stamped in red and gilt to spines, in pictorial dustwrappers; pp. [xii], 13-190; pp. [viii], 9-217; both books profusely illustrated throughout in line by Shepard; both bright, clean, copies, both externally and internally, with a short pencilled inscription in volume two; both presented, in very attractive, unclipped dustwrappers (21s and 25s) with some fading and rubbing to spine and light surface abrasions to spine ends, joints, and forecorner tips of Drawn From Memory and, perhaps, a touch of fading to spine of Drawn From Life with very light dusting to lower panel, and 2 short closed tears to bottom edge of the same (10mm and 6mm), with an associated lateral crease.
First editions. These two volumes form E.H. Shepard's chronicle of his early life. The first book concentrates on his happy childhood in Victorian London of the 1880s. The second picks up the story after his mother dies, in 1890, and describes his school career at Oliver's, at Colet Court Prep School, and St. Paul's Boys's School, and his student days at the Royal Academy, concluding with his marriage, at the age of 24.