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A Ring of Tales

£19.99

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This charming collection of stories, the second produced by this compiler and illustrator, appeared in 1958 and was hugely successful, as was its predecessor "Lavender's Blue" (which had earned the illustrator a 'special commendation' for the Carnegie Medal in 1954). It includes many classics, delightfully illustrated throughout by Harold Jones.

Kathleen Mary Lines (1902–1988) was a Canadian book critic, editor, anthologist and librarian. As well as 'Lavender's Blue', she also compiled and edited many other children's books.

Harold Jones (1904–1992), British artist, illustrator and writer of children's books, was "perhaps the most original children's book illustrator of the period". Having established his reputation with lithographs illustrating "This Year: Next Year" (1937), a collection of verses by Walter de la Mare, he crowned his achievements with "Lavender's Blue: A book of nursery rhymes" in 1954. This, as well as being recognised by the Carnegie Medal committee, was named a 'Notable Book' by the American Library Association and appeared on the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list in 1960.

Our copy is in good condition, with an unclipped dust jacket protected by a clear plastic cover which is slightly torn at the foot of the spine. The jacket itself shows no signs of wear around the edges apart from a tiny chip at the top of the spine. The book itself is bound in cream cloth which has a few brownish marks, some grubbiness at the edges, and traces of some water damage, but otherwise is in good condition, with no signs of shelf wear. The edges of the text block are a little stained, the top showing quite heavy spotting towards the outer corner. Inside, the binding is firm, with no loose pages; all pages are clear and bright and lovingly illustrated. There is a curious small brown patch at the top of the halftitle page.

Item details

Author(s):
Lines, K. & Jones, H. [Illus.]
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1960
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
A Ring of Tales

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This charming collection of stories, the second produced by this compiler and illustrator, appeared in 1958 and was hugely successful, as was its predecessor "Lavender's Blue" (which had earned the illustrator a 'special commendation' for the Carnegie Medal in 1954). It includes many classics, delightfully illustrated throughout by Harold Jones.

Kathleen Mary Lines (1902–1988) was a Canadian book critic, editor, anthologist and librarian. As well as 'Lavender's Blue', she also compiled and edited many other children's books.

Harold Jones (1904–1992), British artist, illustrator and writer of children's books, was "perhaps the most original children's book illustrator of the period". Having established his reputation with lithographs illustrating "This Year: Next Year" (1937), a collection of verses by Walter de la Mare, he crowned his achievements with "Lavender's Blue: A book of nursery rhymes" in 1954. This, as well as being recognised by the Carnegie Medal committee, was named a 'Notable Book' by the American Library Association and appeared on the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list in 1960.

Our copy is in good condition, with an unclipped dust jacket protected by a clear plastic cover which is slightly torn at the foot of the spine. The jacket itself shows no signs of wear around the edges apart from a tiny chip at the top of the spine. The book itself is bound in cream cloth which has a few brownish marks, some grubbiness at the edges, and traces of some water damage, but otherwise is in good condition, with no signs of shelf wear. The edges of the text block are a little stained, the top showing quite heavy spotting towards the outer corner. Inside, the binding is firm, with no loose pages; all pages are clear and bright and lovingly illustrated. There is a curious small brown patch at the top of the halftitle page.

Author(s):
Lines, K. & Jones, H. [Illus.]
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1960
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
A Ring of Tales

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