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Ardizzone illustrates Villon and ballads  

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Three volumes illustrated by Edward Ardizzone related to folk music and poetry

Various authors

Various places


Various dates



  • The Poems of François Villon translated by H.B. McCaskie. The Cresset Press, London, 1946. Cloth, jacket. First Edition. (Jacket lightly rubbed and soiled with chipping; front hinge cracked)
  • Arcadian Ballads by James Reeves. Heinemann, London, 1978. Cloth, jacket. First Edition. 
  • Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Selected and Edited by William Cole. Doubleday & Company, 1961. Cloth, jacket. First Edition. (A few chips and tears to jacket).

Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone was an English painter, print-maker and war artist, and the author and illustrator of books, many of them for children. For Tim All Alone (Oxford, 1956), which he wrote and illustrated, Ardizzone won the inaugural Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject.

Lot Amendments

Poems of Francois Villon in very good, others near fine.

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