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DE LA MARE, Walter, & Harold Jones.

This Year: Next Year.

Published: London: Faber & Faber, 1937

Stock code: 110105

Price: £425

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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).

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.

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