CAM [Barbara Mary CAMPBELL (illustrator and author)]. The Three Jolly Mountaineers, sold with an accompanying original watercolour and gouache illustration for the book. .
Royal 8vo. Original glazed pictorial boards; pp. ; strikingly illustrated throughout with double-page, and full-bleed, coloured plates with running text below; a near fine copy with very small wear to spine ends and corners, internally excellent with light browning to blank free endpaper, and a couple of pale fox marks to lower margins.
An original, and unsigned, preliminary sketch by Barbara Mary Campbell for one of the double-page plates in the book executed in pen, ink, watercolour, and gouache and displayed in a plain cream mount, image size 360 x 200mm, with marginal pencilled notes (beneath the mount) and traces of revision to the image itself, in pencil. The artwork features the three cats of the title (the 'Jolly Mountaineers') in a rural alpine setting. The printed version of the plate displays substantial changes to this source image with the addition of much fine detail.