Book Description

The sole UK printing published by Lion and Unicorn Press, London in 1960. This is number '37' of only 200 copies issued. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just some light pushing at the spine tips and a little light unobtrusive spotting in places to the covers. Free from inscriptions. Internally very clean. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout by Edward Bawden : 'The illustrations have been reproduced from Edward Bawden's sketch-book, which accounts for the shape and size of this book. To avoid spoiling the drawings, the captions have not been printed on the illustrations themselves, but at the beginning of each section...'. Printed tissue guards throughout. The famously bizarrely and humorously mistranslated English phrasebook for Portuguese speakers, which first appeared in Paris in 1836. Perhaps as early as the 1850s, Mark Twain became aware of the book; he wrote an introduction to the first American edition in 1883. Its' nonsense still amuses. This edition with an introduction by Paul Jennings. The book is protected in a removable Mylar archival cover. An increasingly elusive title and one of Bawden's highlight illustrated titles.
Author Carolino, Pedro & Bawden, Edward (Illus.)
Date 1960
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Lion and Unicorn Press, London
Illustrator Bawden, Edward
Condition Near Fine

Price: £1250.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

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