Clover Magic.

(Baynes.) STEVENSON (Victoria)

Clover Magic.

Illustrated by Pauline D. Baynes.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 10 monochrome plates with illustrations by Pauline Baynes, some light spotting in places, pp. 88, 4to, original light blue cloth, lettered to upper board and backstrip in a darker shade, lightly handled with extremities a little rubbed, contemporary ownership inscription to flyleaf, faint foxing to endpapers, dustjacket with a colour-printed Pauline Baynes design, frayed to edges, a pencil mark to front and a few other light marks, good

Publication Details: Country Life, 1944

Notes: Signed by the illustrator on the flyleaf, using her full name of Pauline Diana Baynes, with her attractive early bird-device drawn beneath. 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 firs...more

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Price: £400

Subject: Modern Illustrated

Published Date: 1944

Stock Number: 67371

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