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

 

E-mail me for further details

 

rogerharris@biggles.info

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Worrals Flies Again

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!)

 

xWorrals Flies Again

 

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.

This artwork comes with the original colour frontispiece of this book – framed and glazed – click here to see a picture of this.

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

The frame size is approximately 46 cms by 66 cms

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

 

 

 

E-mail me for price details at this e-mail address

 

rogerharris@biggles.info

 

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