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SUTCLIFF, Rosemary.

The Chronicles of Robin Hood.

Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges.

Oxford, Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950 Stock Code: 135706
£500.00
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First edition, first impression of the author's first published book. Rosemary Sutcliff (19201992) was an English novelist best known for children's books, especially historical fiction and retellings of myths and legends. She spent most of her life in a wheelchair, and "most of Sutcliff's intellectual stimulus had come from books read aloud by her mother... It seems to have been Kipling who made the deepest impression" (ODNB). Cyril Walter Hodges (1909-2004) was an English artist and writer best known for illustrating children's books and winner of the annual Greenaway Medal for British children's book illustration in 1964. He illustrated six of Sutcliff's books, The Chronicles of Robin Hood being the first one.

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Description

Octavo. Publisher's green cloth, titles in gilt on spine, green and black pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece, 7 other similar plates, and numerous in-text black-and-white illustrations.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket of H. Petty to front pastedown. Spine ends a trifle bumped, edges a little foxed. A near-fine copy in the very good dust jacket, minor wear to extremities, small hole and rubbing to front panel.

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