THE NIGHT ADVENTURES OF ALEXIS, Faber & Gwyer, 1925, first edition, light wear to the spine extremities, slight foxing to the page edges, else vg+ in tri-color pictorial boards and attractive pictorial dust-wrapper with some modest wear, tear and chipping. Very scarce in dust-wrapper. Illustrated with nine color plates by Winifred Langlands. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE NIGHT ADVENTURES OF ALEXIS
Publisher: Faber & Gwyer
Publication Date: 1925
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description London: Faber & Gwyer, 1925 1st tp; 9 plates with brilliant saturated flat colours, primary and black, 7.25x10"; 34 pp., 1925. /Winifred Langlands, illustrator. (illustrator). CONDITION: Very Good Plus without jacket; no names or other marks, minor bumps to extrems, light soil, straight, clean, very bright. Picture competition clipping from Nursery World, founded 1925, pasted on fixed endpaper. Juvenile hardback. Alexis, who is turning six, adventures with the toys his father the sailor has brought home. The 29 year old author's first book of children's fiction, the others being written at least 10 years later. An early children's book editor for Heinemann and Methuen, Graham became the founding editor of Puffin Books, and thus heavily influenced the quality of works for children on both sides of the Atlantic. Although not riveting, her book avoids the artificial voice of most minor children's writers of this period. The plates are fascinating, by an artist who worked for the London Underground Group. ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. /Winifred Langlands, illustrator. Seller Inventory # 20118