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PROTHEROE, Ernest] [artist uncredited
[ORIGINAL ART] [TYPESCRIPT] [CHILDREN'S BOOKS] Fairy-Tale Town (typescript with original painting and drawings to be used in the finished book)
not published, 1920. 17pp. typescript, plus one original painting and five ink sketches/drawings. Typescript in very good condition on onion skin paper, with some crner creases, but overall quite well-preserved. Painting in excellent condition, protected by an onionskin cover, and drawings mostly in excellent condition; a few taps to some corners. 17pp. typescript with some pencil hand-corrections for what appears to be a chapter in one volume of the "Budge and Betty" children's book series, authored by Ernest Protheroe. The typescript has a few corrections on each leaf. There are some maquettes or final pen and ink drawings which depict illustrations of various sized and shapes which were to be used in the book. There are pencil notations with locations for the illustrations, which vary wildly, so we presume that these illustrations may be for the whole book, and not just the single chapter whose typescript is presently included. Most arresting is the vibrant watercolor painting, which measures about 7.5" x 11", and is in a very "final" state, with great detail. Some extra leaves depict these same drawings and the painting, and appear to be proofs for the final illustrations which were likely used in the book. Since there is no title that exactly matches the title of the typescript, we are not 100% sure in which published book these original works ultimately appeared. In any event, a very nice grouping of original art and working text, fit for any great collection of book illustration or children's books.
Bookseller: clebookcompany [Lakewood, Ohio, US]
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