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Caldecott, Randolph; Michael Hutchins, ed. Yours pictorially: Illustrated letters of Randolph Caldecott. London: Frederick Warne, 1976. 8vo (24 cm, 9.375"). ix, , 284 pp.; 8 col. plts. $15.00
"Randolph Caldecott was not only an eminent artist, acknowledged for over a hundred years as one of the great illustrators of children's books, but a remarkable personality, as this fascinating collection of his letters testify. Some of the letters are to well-known literary and artistic figures of the day, but most of them are personal ones to friends who, fortunately for later generations, treasured them . . . He wrote as easily as he drew, and he obviously loved writing to his friends, regarding it, he said, as a 'feast' — and this is certainly what these letters are for us, bubbling with joie de vivre and the sheer sense of fun which Caldecott brought to everyday incidents . . . At times his exuberance overflows from words to drawings and in over a hundred of the letters we have this rare and happy combination."
Publisher's navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, Caldecott's signature in gilt on front board; faint soiling to rear board. In original pictorial dust jacket; minor edgewear, flaps lightly age-toned, closed tear to rear fore-edge. Foxing to fore-edge of plates, not affecting the actual illustration. Interior is clean. (38833) Please RESHELVE This.
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