The Big City Or The New Mayhew..

ATKINSON, ALEX AND SEARLE, RONALD..

Bound in quarter black cloth, gilt, over blue boards, which have a black title, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has a few chips at head and tail of spine. A little wear to extremities and foxing confined to edges, but otherwise a very good copy. 1960 signature on first free endpaper.

£45.00

Publisher

George Braziller, Inc.,

Place

New York

Date

1959

Item Description

FIRST US EDITION. 4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. 110 + [1] pp.

Illustrations

Illustrated by Ronald Searle drawings, including frontispiece and initials.

Notes

Taking as a guide Henry Mayhew's great nineteenth century work, London Labour and the London Poor, writer and artist show how the burden of poverty has moved into some surprising quarters and indicate changes to the 'night life,' so graphically depicted by Mayhew. These humorous character studies had first appeared in Punch and the title was first published in the UK, 1958. The text was written by Alex Atkinson (1916-62), playwright, novelist and journalist, who frequently collaborated with the artist, Ronald Searle (1920-2011), satirical cartoonist and comic illustrator, well known for the Molesworth and St Trinian's books.

[Stock No. 25673]

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