Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain.

London, New York, Toronto: Oxford, 1936.

The first book written and illustrated by Ardizzone. [66]pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original pictorial boards, titles to front cover in red, chip to head of spine Item #322599

"Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain arose from stories told to his own family. It draws on memories of the harbour at Ipswich and upon his liking for ships and the sea, and in its bold integration of word and pictures it stands out as one of the most significant picture books of the age. (It was, too, an early example of colour offset lithography. Its spacious folios were printed in the United States, where the text was hand-lettered by Grace Allen Hogarth, an editor at the Oxford University Press New York office.) The complete colour draft of this first book is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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