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Pym, Roland, illustrator.
Cinderella. A Peepshow Book. [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,] 1950. [With:] Ionicus, illustrator. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. A Peepshow Book. [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,] 1950. with:] Hale, Kathleen, illustrator. Puss in Boots. A Peepshow Book. [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,] [with:] Pym, Roland, illustrator. The Sleeping Beauty. A Peepshow Book. [Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,] 1951.
Roland Pym (1910 Ð 2006) was a set designer, muralist, and book illustrator. He designed sets for theater productions of Eugene Onegin and Lohengrin, and his illustrations appeared in editions of Edith SitwellÕs English Eccentrics, Nancy MitfordÕs Pursuit of Love, and W.M. ThackerayÕs Vanity Fair. Pym painted murals for several English nobles, including Nancy Astor (1879 Ð 1964), the first woman to take her seat as a Member of Parliament. Four carousel books, all 5 inches by 7 inches. Each book with six Òscenes,Ó one on each face of the carousel. The scenes are richly illustrated in color on three overlapping, cut-away layers of stiff card paper (foreground, midground, and background), creating the effect of depth. Original pictorial paper-covered boards with solid-color spines. All four books include both of the original cloth ties at the fore-edge A bit of rubbing at fore-edges and some chipping to paper spines, but overall a very good, bright, and clean set of lively and attractive books. First American editions. Dates from the copyright information printed on the covers of each item. London editions of each of these books were also published with copyright dates of 1950 and 1951. OCLC lists three Peepshow Books that only appeared in London editions: Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Birth of Jesus. The present set of four books seems to comprise all of the Peepshow Books published in the United States. Joshua Charles Armitage (1913 Ð 1998), known by the pseudonym Ionicus, contributed artwork to Punch for over forty years and illustrated the c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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