Friday, 24 August 2012

Lawson Wood's "Mr and Mrs" series

I just scanned these images for The Topsham Bookshop, but I doubt Lily will mind my reproducing them here. They come from a little compilation volume of Lawson Wood's "Mr" and "Mrs" series, 4"x4" children's books originally published in the 1920s and featuring the adventures and misadventures of a number of characterful anthropomorphised animals. There is a slight Devon connection: the brief obituary in The Times for Tuesday, Oct 29, 1957 mentions that the artist, born in 1878, died in Sidmouth, whose museum has a collection of his works.

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- Ray

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