Six Cartoons, Introduction by Liam O’Flaherty. Foreword by Gilbert Fabes. London: Published by W and G Foyle, 1930. First Edition, Limited Issue. Folio. Paper covers boards, title label to upper cover. Light wear along spine, otherwise a nice bright copy. Lacks dust jacket.
Limited Edition of even hundred and fifty copies Numbered Copies, Signed by the three contributors. Autograph letters from Gilbert Fabes with other correspondence tipped onto front free endpaper.
Six entertaining cartoons by Alfred Lowe illustrating noted authors: Sir James Matthew Barrie, Arnold Bennett, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw, and Herbert George Wells.
Alfred Lowe was born in Radford, Nottinghamshire the son of a coal miner. He himself started work in the mines at the age of 13 and began his artistic career while still a miner.
“I have rarely seen any work of the kind that has given me such unmixed pleasure, for not only is the genius of each individual writer portrayed without a touch of bitter malice which is so common in cartoons, but, in addition, each piece is mellowed by the touch of the artist’s own sweet and gentle nature” Liam O’Flaherty