DE LA MARE, Walter, & Harold Jones.
This Year: Next Year.
First edition, first impression, of this delightful book, scarce in the dust jacket. Presentation copy from the illustrator, inscribed on the title page verso: “To Denis Collins, with every good wish, Harold Jones, Christmas 1987”. “[Harold Jones’s] lithographs for de la Mare’s This Year: Next Year (1937) marked the emergence of a fresh talent in book illustration; and the flat colours strike the eye as something quite new” (Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, p. 265).
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Octavo. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrated in colour throughout by Harold Jones. Jacket spine lightly toned, spine slightly rolled, a touch of foxing in places, short closed-tear at foot of one leaf. An excellent copy.