The Tale of Mr Tootleoo. Bernard Darwin, Elinor Darwin.
The Tale of Mr Tootleoo
The Tale of Mr Tootleoo
The Tale of Mr Tootleoo
The Tale of Mr Tootleoo

The Tale of Mr Tootleoo

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925. 44p. paper boards. Fine condition, we have never seen a better copy, pages immaculate. This the first of the series written and illustrated by the Darwins. FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to. 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Unpaginated, [2] + [44] pp. (2 pp.letterpress captions and verse to each plate). In original paper-covered boards with spine and corner decorations and with red embossed vignette to upper board. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 22 full-page colour illustrations by Elinor Darwin to accompany verses by Bernard Darwin and by title page vignette. Bernard Darwin (1876-1961) was a grandson of Charles Darwin. He was a lawyer by training but not by inclination and moved into journalism, becoming a leading writer on golf, a game which he played well as an amateur. In 1906 he married Irish born artist, Elinor Mary Monsell (1879-1954) and found time to write a number of children's books that she ably illustrated. Item #6909

Price: £158.00