Preparatory study in watercolour and pencil for the endpaper design for …

JONES, Harold (illustrator). Preparatory study in watercolour and pencil for the endpaper design for The Silent Playmate.

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JONES, Harold (illustrator). Preparatory study in watercolour and pencil for the endpaper design for The Silent Playmate. 1979.

Original chequered pattern design in watercolour and pencil with a full-page, and unidentified, pencil and watercolour fantasy to the verso, also by Harold Jones; image size circa 23 x 21cm; presented in an ivory-coloured acid-free mount.
Sold with a fine first edition of the book in which these endpapers appear, The Silent Playmate, A Collection of Doll Stories (Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979).
8vo. Original dark blue linson boards lettered in gilt to spine, decorated terracotta endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Jones;[vii], 8-219 + [i]; with wonderful line illustrations throughout by Harold Jones; a fine copy protected by a similarly fine, unclipped, dustwrapper (£4.50)
First edition. A collection of doll stories by a wide range of authors including Kenneth Grahame; Katherine Mansfield; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Hans Andersen; Charles Kingsley; Laurence Housman; Richard Hughes and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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