With "the largest format of any of Jessie M. King's illustrated books" (Colin White)
MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK
By "Marion", illustrated by Jessie M. King
First edition of this fabulous and scarce book of bedtime stories featuring 12 adventures of little children, lavishly illustrated across each spread.
Very good plus.
MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK
"Every page had pictures and decorations [...] and each one glowed with a strength and luminosity worthy of a Matisse." – Colin White
King's style is a fantastical take on Art Nouveau, working squarely within the movement but moving it into a consciously magical atmosphere. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art during the period that a major new aesthetic, called the Glasgow Style, was receiving acclaim and international reach, King soon established herself as an important illustrator and book designer. The BEDTIME STORY BOOK provides an immersive journey through King's expressive artistic voice.
Read more: White, A guide to the printed work of Jessie M. King; White, The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King, 117.
London: Cecil Palmer, . 11'' x 9''. Original color pictorial boards. Blue and yellow pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by King with 12 full page and dozens of partial images on nearly every page. 56 pages. Bookplate on verso of dedication. Edges of joints almost invisibly strengthened, trace edgewear, else clean.
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