Wednesday, 20 September 2017

"Stuart In Tibet" By Neil Buckley, Cover and Illustrations By Edward Osmond (Published by George Newnes Limited, London 1949) - Part 1



Powerful and dynamic illustrations by British artist Edward Osmond (1900-1981). I was really excited to find this book among hundreds of other dusty and musty books in a local second-hand shop - and it's a first edition as well! Here is a biography on the artist from the Bear Alley blog 2007: https://bearalley.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/edward-osmond.html?m=1




Sunday, 21 May 2017

"The History Of Pendennis" By William Makepeace Thackeray, Illustrations by the Author (published by Smith, Elder, & Co., London 1898) - Part 2



William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) is of course famous for his novels - a reputation matching that of his contemporary Charles Dickens - but his illustrations are of really high quality, quirky and funny. I was so pleased to discover this dusty old book and bought it for just a pound! People don't appreciate good things anymore... A couple of links for biographies on the author below: