Signed first printing of this humorous tale of efforts to make good on elephant-based boasts to impress the King of Siam, illustrated in a style that mimics Thai manuscripts.
Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
THE KING'S WHITE ELEPHANT
British illustrator and animator Errol Le Caine imbued his art with whimsy, style, and "a certain strangeness" that gives it a unique atmosphere (Hunt). He incorporated various aesthetics into his work depending on the subject of the book he was illustrating, and was particularly well-known for his illuminated manuscript-like compositions. Le Caine earned awards in both the fields of animation and illustration, including a Kate Greenaway medal and four Kate Greenaway commendations. Scarce signed.
Read more: Phyllis Hunt, "Obituary: Errol Le Cain," Books for Keeps March 1989.
London: Faber and Faber, (1973). 9.75'' x 7.75''. Original color pictorial boards. Original price-clipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. Unpaginated. Signed by Le Cain to front flyleaf. Jacket with a touch of edgewear. Binding with a hint of shelfwear. Sharp and bright.
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