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NICHOLSON, William.

The Pirate Twins.

London: Faber & Faber Ltd, [1929] Stock Code: 122807
£3,250.00
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A signed copy of the story that influenced Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are

Signed limited edition, 9 of 60 copies signed by the artist in pale green ink on the front pastedown. Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949) was a painter and illustrator whose "natural sympathy with children produced work of great charm such as The Pirate Twins" (ODNB). He is perhaps best remembered as the illustrator of the Velveteen Rabbit.

Maurice Sendak, author of Where The Wild Things Are, was heavily influenced by both Nicholson's books Clever Bill and The Pirate Twins, describing them as, "seemingly so simple they run through your fingers, you can't catch them fast enough".

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Description

Oblong quarto. Original colour pictorial boards and pastedowns, titles in red and black to boards. Without a dust jacket, as issued.

Illustrations

Cover designs, pictorial pastedowns, and 28 full-page colour illustrations by the author.

Condition

Spine lightly toned, occasional minor spots internally. Otherwise a bright, fine copy.

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