Christabel Aberconway. Illustrated by Rex Whistler.
Michael Joseph. London. 1954. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. [42 pages]. 3 tipped-in colour plates and 16 b&w line illustrations. English. 255 x 195mm. 0.4kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear, a couple of short closed tears to edges, spine lightly browned, not price-clipped; no inscriptions.
A charming tale told by Christabel, Lady Aberconway and illustrated by Rex Whistler. Whistler used to visit the Aberconways regularly and it was during one of these visits that Christabel challenged Whistler to illustrate off the cuff a story that she had made up. The story was based on Korah from the Old Testament and the pit he fell down in. Whistler created several quick sketches and then a year later suggested that he make some large colour drawings and that the story be published "after the war". Sadly there was no after the war for Whistler but three colour drawings and the original text and illustrations were published posthumously in 1954.
[Whistler & Fuller. The Work of Rex Whistler. No. 518]
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