James and the Roman Silver, Anthony Maitland


A lovely children’s book illustrated by Anthony Mailtand.


James and the Roman Silver. Written and Illustrated by Anthony Maitland

Anthony Maitland (b. 1935) is a British writer and illustrator. He has one numerous awards for his work, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. ‘James and the Roman Silver’ is a lovely book, beautifully illustrated.

Published in 1965. This is a first edition hardback with a dust-wrapper in excellent condition.

Anthony Maitland is one of those illustrators who worked in Britain in the 1950s and 60s when colour printing improved and created the opportunity for illustrators to experiment with their work. This was a golden era for book illustration. Books such as this with Anthony Maitland’s painterly style are wonderful examples of this period.

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