Clover Magic.

(Baynes.) STEVENSON (Victoria)

Clover Magic.

Illustrated by Pauline D. Baynes.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 10 monochrome plates with illustrations by Pauline Baynes, pp. 88, 4to, original light blue cloth, lettered to upper board and backstrip in a darker shade, corners gently knocked, a few spots to edges and endpapers, contemporary gift inscription to front pastedown, dustjacket by Pauline Baynes, a little chipped and nicked, lightly dustsoiled with a few spots of internal repair, good

Publication Details: Country Life, 1944

Notes: The book accompanies two girls as they encounter various historical figures - Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth Fry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Florence Nightingale, Boadicea, Queen Victoria, et al. - in the company of a host of fairies. It features early work by Pauline Baynes, the later illustrator of Lewis and Tolkien, then undertaking wartime work at the Admiralty in Bath and gathering a few early commissions - this is her first for Country Life and her first substantial book illustration, following some work on the Perry Colour Books in the previous couple of years. It is evidently early work, ...more

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Price: £250

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1944

Stock Number: 67369

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