Wednesday, 27 September 2017

"Five Dolls In A House" By Helen Clare, Illustrated By Cecil Leslie (First published by Bodley Head in 1953 - This edition by Puffin Books, 1964) - Part 2

Only a very brief biography is available on this British artist - Cecil Leslie (1900-1980) - even though she had many fine art exhibitions in the twenties and thirties as well as illustrating many children's books in the fifties and sixties:

The author, Pauline Clarke (1921-2013) is using the name Helen Clare for this and all the Five Dolls books that were published between 1953 and 1963.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

"Stuart In Tibet" By Neil Buckley, Cover and Illustrations By Edward Osmond (Published by George Newnes Limited, London 1949) - Part 1

Powerful and dynamic illustrations by British artist Edward Osmond (1900-1981). I was really excited to find this book among hundreds of other dusty and musty books in a local second-hand shop - and it's a first edition as well! Here is a biography on the artist from the Bear Alley blog 2007: