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Old Perisher

by Ardizzone, Edward; Ross, Diana

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Faber & Faber. London: Faber and Faber, 1965 Large 4to., illustrated pictorial paper-covered boards featuring an image of a cat in a flower bed by Ardizzone; in repeat dust wrapper (heavily price clipped, with overlaid publisher's price sticker of £1.95 net); [unpaginated]; illustrated throughout with line drawings in both black and white and full colour; a near-fine copy, spine slightly rolled, upper edge a trifle spotted, with some very minor marking to the gutters of ffeps; in like jacket, very minor creases and nicks, one small closed tear to head of spine neatly repaired internally with archival tape.  First edition. A charming tale concerning a troublesome cat in the Corporation gardens.  Perhaps best known for her 'Little Red Engine' books, Diana Ross was a children's author, artist and sculptor who also published many books under the pen name of her cat, Gri. Cats were to play a key role in many of her books - as well as Old Perisher she also introduced 'Miss Pussy', who metamorphosed from a feline original. At one point, her family owned five of the animals, as well as a singular dog.  "The skill in her writing for young children" the Guardian Obituary article states, "lies in devices that incorporate repetition and also generate a sense of anticipation. She understood that her readers, and those who listened to her stories, loved the possibility of danger - if seen from a safe place."  . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1965.


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Old Perisher
Ardizzone, Edward; Ross, Diana
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Faber & Faber
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