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Sketchbook of original pencil and ink drawings and sketches, signed on front pastedown in the artist's typical block letters "William M. Timlin 1923"; includes several drawings for "The Building of the Fairy City", the artist's unpublished book
n.p., 1923-40 - The sketchbook contains a total of 32 leaves containing one of more pencil or ink sketches, plus eight leaves of drawings laid in. Several deal with "The Building of the Fairy City", most notably two ink sketches of "The Monument" and an elaborate canopied entrance, plus pencil sketches of "The Goldsmith's Quarter". In addition there are numerous architectural drawings, some captioned, portraits, sketches for etchings, landscapes, ships, other subjects, the final one being a design for "Governor General's National War Fund Big Night of Variety" of 1940. William M[itcheson] Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which has become a fantasy classic 10 x 8 inches. . Original maroon paper boards, worn. Blue half morocco slipcase and chemise [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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