Thursday, 6 August 2009

Fig 5 A Childs Garden of Verses

It was a rather grey day today, my sister mentioned to me earlier on in the week, that she keeps driving past this very intriguing ' brick a brack ' shop called the "treasure chest". Which she has always wanted to stop by and have a look. So as it was such a dull old day we thought it would be a good day to find some treasure . After about half an hour of rooting and rummaging through endless piles of books & photographs and other memorabilia . My hands pulled out this rather gorgeaous book 'A Childs Garden Of Verses' Illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen, written by Robert Louis Stevenson's. It was printed in 1951. What an absolute treasure love the graphic screen printed illustration which evoke such wit and energy.
The first page starts like this:
" The World is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be so happy as kings."
I walked a away with this beautiful books and two 1920's jelly moulds all for £2.
Not such a bad grey old day after all.

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