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Untitled ["The Bee on the Comb"]

£50.00

Product description

After the huge success of his best-known book, "Masquerade", Williams wrote "The Bee on the Comb", another puzzle book, with a bee theme. The book was initially published without a visible title, and readers were challenged to work out the title from clues inside the book and send in their answer without using the written word. This competition ran for just a year and a day, and the winner was revealed on the live BBC TV chatshow 'Wogan'. Although the puzzle has been solved, the book remains a delight to read, the slightly mysterious text accompanied by densely-detailed illustrations in Williams' painstakingly neat and whimsical style.

Christopher 'Kit' Williams (born 1946 in Kent, UK) is an English artist, illustrator and author best known for his 1979 book "Masquerade", a pictorial storybook of clues to the location of a golden (18 carat) jewelled hare created by Williams and then buried "somewhere in Britain". After its success, he published three other books and was also commissioned to create three public clocks with elaborate mechanisms and moving parts, such as animals, for visual interest. Williams continues to paint figurative art at his studio in Gloucestershire.

Our copy is in excellent condition, and signed by the artist/author. Externally, the only defect is an area of fading to the back cover, perhaps where a smaller book was shelved alongside, allowing the sun to bleach the board. Inside, the Williams signature adorns the title page, the binding is firm, and the only blemishes are a small stain on p.13, and an area of loss at pp. 21/22, where something sticky has evidently been dropped in the middle of the page (see photos). Otherwise, the whole book is in excellent condition.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Williams, K.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
28 x 22 x 1 cm
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224019066
Number of pages:
31
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Untitled ["The Bee on the Comb"]

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After the huge success of his best-known book, "Masquerade", Williams wrote "The Bee on the Comb", another puzzle book, with a bee theme. The book was initially published without a visible title, and readers were challenged to work out the title from clues inside the book and send in their answer without using the written word. This competition ran for just a year and a day, and the winner was revealed on the live BBC TV chatshow 'Wogan'. Although the puzzle has been solved, the book remains a delight to read, the slightly mysterious text accompanied by densely-detailed illustrations in Williams' painstakingly neat and whimsical style.

Christopher 'Kit' Williams (born 1946 in Kent, UK) is an English artist, illustrator and author best known for his 1979 book "Masquerade", a pictorial storybook of clues to the location of a golden (18 carat) jewelled hare created by Williams and then buried "somewhere in Britain". After its success, he published three other books and was also commissioned to create three public clocks with elaborate mechanisms and moving parts, such as animals, for visual interest. Williams continues to paint figurative art at his studio in Gloucestershire.

Our copy is in excellent condition, and signed by the artist/author. Externally, the only defect is an area of fading to the back cover, perhaps where a smaller book was shelved alongside, allowing the sun to bleach the board. Inside, the Williams signature adorns the title page, the binding is firm, and the only blemishes are a small stain on p.13, and an area of loss at pp. 21/22, where something sticky has evidently been dropped in the middle of the page (see photos). Otherwise, the whole book is in excellent condition.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
Williams, K.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
28 x 22 x 1 cm
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224019066
Number of pages:
31
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Untitled ["The Bee on the Comb"]

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