Indian Diary, 1952-53

ARDIZZONE, Edward (author and illustrator). Indian Diary, 1952-53.

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ARDIZZONE, Edward (author and illustrator). Indian Diary, 1952-53. London; The Bodley Head. 1984.

8vo. Original grey linson boards lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in the pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-159; profusely illustrated with sketches and drawings in half-tones and line; a near fine copy with small area of browning to half-title, presented in a near fine, unclipped dustwrapper (£15.00) with a little foxing and the untacky vestiges of a removed price-sticker to flaps.
First edition. The only surviving account, here presented in illustrated diary, and letter, form of a UNESCO-funded visit Ardizzone made to Delhi and Bombay over six months in 1952-3.

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