Thursday, 25 January 2018

"How To Live 100 Years" - Artist unknown (published by J. Robinson & Sons, Bradford, Yorkshire)

Great cover and a great title! Couldn't resist buying this the other day. Published by a firm of herbalists a very long time ago, it claims cure for every illness there is (using natural herbs). Well, the book itself is a living proof that it can be done!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

"Patsy From The Wilds" By May Wynne, Illustrated By Gordon Browne (Published by Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, London 1931) Part 2

This is a genuine 1930's adventure novel - very bulky too, but only because the pages are so thick! Beautifully drawn, delicate illustrations by British illustrator Gordon Browne (1858 - 1932). Love the design and type on the cover too.

Friday, 10 November 2017

"Noddy And His Car" By Enid Blyton, Illustrations By Harmsen van der Beek (published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd and C.A. Publications, Ltd, London 1951) Part 3

The original Noddy pictures by Dutch illustrator Harmsen van der Beek (1897 - 1953) - this was the third in the series. Many illustrators and animators worked on the Noddy books for decades after Beek's death but none managed to capture the quality, warmth and quirkiness of his characters.