The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

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Bexhill-on-Sea, UK: Silver Thimble Books, 1985. Unpaginated. Approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this being #42. Rainbow-colored cloth over boards with hand-colored illustrated label on the front cover and protected by a clear plastic dust jacket remnant, signed by Gordon Murray on the limitation page, water-colored endpapers, 3 hand-colored illustrations throughout, printed on double-folded leaves the margins of which are embellished in turquoise water color, hand bound, housed in black paper-covered slipcase with printed paper label and ribbon pull, all in fine condition.

The text in this volume comes from Abraham Elder's "Tales and Legends of the Isle of Wight" (London, 1839) with illustrations by Cruickshank. It is the classic children's story of the Pied Piper. Designed, illustrated, and published by Gordon Murray, the text is photo-reduced calligraphy. Gordon Murray was a British television producer and puppeteer. He wrote and produced some of the most popular children's television programs aired in the United Kingdom. After retiring from television in 1982, Gordon produced and distributed more than sixty limited-edition miniature books under the Silver Thimble Books imprint.

Publisher
Silver Thimble Books
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
First Edition , Miniature , Signed