Daily Bread.Hampstead, London : 1935 Stock Code: 114035
NotesUnique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint of beer! - beneath signs, declaring "All me own work" and "Through no fault of my own", her future husband - identified by the initials on his attaché case - passing by, drops a couple of pennies in her hat with a curt aspersion. Pares is best known for her prolific production of stylish art deco-inspired dust jacket designs in the 30s and 40s, here she works, very effectively, in a Fougasse-ian cartoon style. Pares and Bradby were married in 1938, and honeymooned in the Himalaya's, Bip publishing her illustrated account in 1940. The couple divorced in 1948. Unusual and entertaining example of the work of this highly-rated, if slightly biographically obscure, illustrator.
Octavo. Blue cloth-bound blank notebook, in blue marled paper "jacket", with calligraphic title as above in blue water-colour framed by pink paraphs.
Small water-colour vignettes to the free endpapers, illustrated title page, calligraphic dedication, 4 -page pencilled contents with calligraphic heading "Remarks" with paraph, small water-colour vignette at the end, 61 clipped and neatly mounted pencille
"Jacket" rubbed, and separated at the spine at the front, light toning of contents, but overall very good.
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