Quentyn Blake (Illustrator) Collectible-Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First Edition, First Printing EX-LIB. UNCIRCULATED Copy. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated boards/NF. DJ/NF; under library mylar. First published 1990, London, UK. A witty excursion into the world of bestiary w/whimsical illustrations from Quentyn Blake to match. For the letter L, Dick King-Smith (pseudonym of Ronald Gordon King-Smith, 1922-2011) writes: "Do not alarm a LLAMA/It really is unwise...A most unpleasant drama/Unfolds, and he who tries/Should wear a suit of armor/Or risk a sharp surprise/No creature could be calmer/(Or you might surmise)/But if you harm a Llama/It spits right in your eyes." Fine copy for young and old.
Quentin Blake. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Octavo. An alphabetical bestiary in verse. Glossy white illustrated covers, DUST JACKET with same design, & cut-out window in center of front dj panel. Pages unnumbered. Color illustrations by Quentin Blake on every page. Binding is sound & straight. Two tiny indentations to front board, short remainder mark to lower edge, otherwise book is Fine: unmarked, clean & new-looking. Dj has 2 short closed tears at top corners of front cut-out, one closed tear at upper fold of front dj flap, otherwise dj is Fine: sound, clean & bright.
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