Published In The First Year Of Michael Foreman's Career
By Eric Partridge, illustrated by Michael Foreman
First printing of this fascinating history of humorous alphabet rhymes, starting in the Middle Ages – one of Michael Foreman's first illustration commissions.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
THE GUARDIAN identifies Michael Foreman as "one of the best-known British writer-illustrators," in part thanks to his remarkable output: since he began his career in 1961, he has published over 300 books for children and adults. He has earned two Kate Greenaway Medals, and has twice been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
First edition. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1961). 7.25'' x 4.75''. Original red boards. Illustrated in black and white. 134 pages, including index. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown, "Foyles" of London. Jacket spine somewhat sunned, light bumping to corners and spine ends; top corners and spine ends reinforced with tape to verso. Binding corners and spine ends with a touch of bumping. Interior clean and bright.
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