Artwork For Sale
Last chance to buy my remaining items of my original “W. E.Johns” book related artwork!
These fantastic items remain FOR SALE
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BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON –
ORIGINAL FRONTISPIECE ARTWORK
BY J. E. McCONNELL
This is the original frontispiece artwork for the Captain W. E. Johns book –
BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON – THAMES REPRINT EDITION
This book was published by “The Thames Publishing Company” in the mid 1950’s
in their “Kingston Library” edition. The artwork is over 60 years old!
This artwork is incredibly rare and unique
Below is a copy of the cover of the book that
the frontispiece originally appeared in
NB – It is the frontispiece that I have for sale. Not the cover.
The artwork showing to the left is approximately 15 cms by 25 cms and
The mount size is approximately 21 cms by 37 cms
You will note that someone has written in pencil “reduce to 4” along the bottom
as that is the size of the artwork when it appeared in the book.
This artwork still has attached the original tissue paper that folds over the artwork to protect it.
AN IMAGE OF BIGGLES HIMSELF! GREAT FOR FRAMING!
WORRALS FLIES AGAIN – ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY LESLIE STEAD
This is the original cover artwork for the Captain W. E. Johns book –
WORRALS FLIES AGAIN by Leslie Stead
This book was published by Hodder and Stoughton in September 1942 so the artwork is over 75 years old!
Although this was the second Worrals book (and my own personal favourite) published in date order it actually contains the third Worrals story;
‘Worrals Carries On’ was published in October 1942 but had been serialised earlier.
This is the FIRST Stead artwork for ANY W. E. Johns book!!
(His first Biggles book artwork was for ‘Biggles Sweeps the Desert’, published in November 1942 – two months later!)
You will notice that the original artwork extends further than the parts used for the actual book dust jacket
(picture shown above) and this artwork shows a fantastic clear “Stead” signature.
AND ALSO THE ORIGINAL PROOF COPY OF THE BOOK HAND AMENDED BY W.E. JOHNS HIMSELF!
AND A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK – SIGNED BY W.E. JOHNS HIMSELF!
The artwork showing is approximately 28 cms by 47 cms and
I had this professionally framed with “Schott Mirogard” glass, which is virtually invisible.
You can read all about the glass here http://www.schott.com/architecture/english/products/anti-reflective-glass/mirogard.html?so=uk&lang=english&highlighted_text=Schott+Mirogard
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