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Rubbalong Tales

£19.99

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Rubbalong Tales
Enid Blyton
Macmillan & Co Ltd, London, 1950.
Hardback; 135 x 200 mm; light brown boards with titles in red on spine and front cover with a pictorial of Rubbalong the cobbler in red on front cover; 124 pages. Original clipped dust jacket.
Illustrated by Norman Meredith in colour. Pictorial endpapers in colour.
The book itself is in good condition but the dust jacket is poor. There are tears in the jacket and a piece is missing from the back cover. The edges of the flaps where they fold into the book are worn, particularly at the front. Internally the jacket and the flaps are tanned. The binding is sound. There is foxing of the edges of the leaves, visible when the book is closed, and some foxing throughout the book. There is a bookplate pasted on to the front paste-down endpaper: “First Prize awarded to Wendy Brain Made-For-Ever Sunday School 1950”.
Norman Meredith (1909 – 2005) contributed to Punch, the Bystander, the Tatler and the Sketch. Through a collaboration with Enid Blyton at the end of the Second World War, he began to illustrate many children’s and educational books and also worked with her on a strip cartoon for the Evening Standard. He retired in 1974 and began to produce both text and illustrations for a series of books concerning an anthropomorphic world. The success of this venture resulted in designs for textiles and gift wrap, greetings cards, chinaware and tin boxes, a variety of products which rivalled the marketing strategies of Mabel Lucie Attwell.
The book contains 22 enchanting tales about Rubbalong the cobbler and his remarkable Ma, which originally appeared in the Evening Standard. The appeal here is not only the storytelling by Enid Blyton but also the delightful illustrations by the artist Norman Meredith.

Item details

Author(s):
Enid Blyton
Condition:
Poor
Dimensions:
135 x 200mm
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
124
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
Rubbalong Tales

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Rubbalong Tales
Enid Blyton
Macmillan & Co Ltd, London, 1950.
Hardback; 135 x 200 mm; light brown boards with titles in red on spine and front cover with a pictorial of Rubbalong the cobbler in red on front cover; 124 pages. Original clipped dust jacket.
Illustrated by Norman Meredith in colour. Pictorial endpapers in colour.
The book itself is in good condition but the dust jacket is poor. There are tears in the jacket and a piece is missing from the back cover. The edges of the flaps where they fold into the book are worn, particularly at the front. Internally the jacket and the flaps are tanned. The binding is sound. There is foxing of the edges of the leaves, visible when the book is closed, and some foxing throughout the book. There is a bookplate pasted on to the front paste-down endpaper: “First Prize awarded to Wendy Brain Made-For-Ever Sunday School 1950”.
Norman Meredith (1909 – 2005) contributed to Punch, the Bystander, the Tatler and the Sketch. Through a collaboration with Enid Blyton at the end of the Second World War, he began to illustrate many children’s and educational books and also worked with her on a strip cartoon for the Evening Standard. He retired in 1974 and began to produce both text and illustrations for a series of books concerning an anthropomorphic world. The success of this venture resulted in designs for textiles and gift wrap, greetings cards, chinaware and tin boxes, a variety of products which rivalled the marketing strategies of Mabel Lucie Attwell.
The book contains 22 enchanting tales about Rubbalong the cobbler and his remarkable Ma, which originally appeared in the Evening Standard. The appeal here is not only the storytelling by Enid Blyton but also the delightful illustrations by the artist Norman Meredith.

Author(s):
Enid Blyton
Condition:
Poor
Dimensions:
135 x 200mm
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
124
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
Rubbalong Tales

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