Carolino, Pedro

English as She is Spoke. With an Introduction by Paul Jennings.

Published: London, The Lion and Unicorn Press

Date: 1960

Limited edition. No. 110 of 200 copies. Original printed cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Illustrations throughout in colour from Edward Bawden’s sketch-book. Near fine.

‘A choice of familiar dialogues, clean of gallicisms, and despoiled phrases, it was missing yet to studious portuguese and brazilian Youth; and also to persons of other nations, that wish to know the portuguese language [...] indispensable object whom wish to speak the english and portuguese languages correctly’. The notoriously bad phrase book from the 19th century, illuminated in the 20th century by Bawden’s lovely illustrations. The shape and size of the volume were determined by the sketch-book. Scarce.


Offered by Anthony Smith Books