STOKES, Sewell, and others.
The China Cow.
and other stories by G. B. Stern, Berta Ruck, Christine Jope-Slade and others.
First edition, first impression, uncommon. A delightful 1920s children’s book, with illustrations by Gladys Peto (1890-1977), who “also designed pottery, textiles, posters and costumes; and in the 1920s and early ’30s, as The Times reports, it was the ‘in’ thing to wear a Gladys Peto dress” (Alan Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, p. 349).
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Large square octavo. Original orange cloth spine lettered in black, black paper boards lettered in orange and with a mounted colour illustration. Colour frontispiece, 7 colour plates, decorated title page, black & white illustrations throughout, by Gladys Peto. Spine lightly soiled, wear to a couple of corners, front hinge shaken, scattered foxing, neat presentation inscription on front free endpaper.