Tale of Mr. Tootleoo, The [and] Tootleoo Two: DARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin Tale of Mr. Tootleoo, The [and] Tootleoo Two: DARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin Tale of Mr. Tootleoo, The [and] Tootleoo Two: DARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin Tale of Mr. Tootleoo, The [and] Tootleoo Two: DARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin

Tale of Mr. Tootleoo, The [and] Tootleoo Two

DARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin

Published by London: The Nonesuch Press, [1925], 1925
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Inscribed By The Author and ArtistIn The Scarce Dust JacketDARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin. The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo. London: The Nonesuch Press, n.d. [Dec. 1925]. First edition, first impression, inscribed upon publication on the front blank by the authors "With love from / Eily and Bernard. / Xmas 1925". Small oblong quarto. [92] pages. Vignette title-page and twenty-two full page color lithographed plates by Elinor Darwin. Publisher's original tan pictorial paper boards with red medallion. In the scarce original light green dust jacket with circular aperture for the medallion.[together with] DARWIN, Bernard and Elinor Darwin. Tootleoo Two. London: The Nonesuch Press, n.d. [Oct. 1927]. First edition. Small oblong quarto. Twenty full page color lithographed plates by Elinor Darwin. Publisher's original pictorial paper boards. A near fine copy."Children's books are normally weary, stale, flat and profitable, it would appear in proportion to their flatness and staleness. Mr. tootleoo. is on the contrary very much 'in the round' and as fresh and brisk as a child (or a grownup reader to a child) could desire. Its tale is excellent, its verse simple and witty, and its pictures - two dozen full-pages printed in four colours - are delicious. Mr/ Tootleoo will sell as many thousands as Nonesuch limited editions sell hundreds" (Nonesuch prospectus, Christmas 1925)."The first of the 'Tootleoo" books, suggested to FM [Frances Meynell] by Geoffrey Keynes. Bernard Darwin (1876-1961), son of Francis Darwin FRS, was called to the Bar, but became best known to most people a a lively and persuasive golf correspondent to Country Life and to The Times for 39 years. Elinor (or Elly) Darwin his wife had trained at the Slade." (Dreyfus, p. 190-191).The sequel to the successful Tale of Mr. Tootleoo. "Children's books are normally weary, stale, flat and profitable, it would appear in proportion to their flatness and staleness. Mr. tootleoo.is on the contrary very much 'in the round' and as fresh and brisk as a child (or a grownup reader to a child) could desire. Its tale is excellent, its verse simple and witty, and its pictures - two dozen full-pages printed in four colours - are delicious. Mr/ Tootleoo will sell as many thousands as Nonesuch limited editions sell hundreds" (Nonesuch prospectus, Christmas 1925)."The first of the 'Tootleoo" books [was] suggested to FM [Frances Meynell] by Geoffrey Keynes. Bernard Darwin (1876-1961), son of Francis Darwin FRS, was called to the Bar, but became best known to most people a a lively and persuasive golf correspondent to Country Life and to The Times for 39 years.Elinor (or Elly) Darwin his wife had trained at the Slade." (Dreyfus, p. 190-191).Dreyfus 27 & 45. Bookseller Inventory # 02269

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Title: Tale of Mr. Tootleoo, The [and] Tootleoo Two

Publisher: London: The Nonesuch Press, [1925]

Publication Date: 1925

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