The Dancer of Burton Fair, illustrated by Charles Keeping.
Folk tales from Britain retold by Forbes Stuart.
In our opinion Charles Keeping (1924-1988) is one of the great British illustrators of the 20th Century. His work was wonderfully experimental and he could draw superbly. The illustrations in this book show the fluid and free style he gradually developed.
This is a first edition, published in 1976. Forbes Stuart specialised in folk tales. He had a previous publication chosen by The National Book League as one of the Children’s Books of the Year for 1974.
In excellent condition with price clipped dust jacket. Nicely inscribed by a vicar as a Sunday School prize. A delightful book.