Edmund Blampied (1886-1966) illustrated 25 books and provided a design for the dust jacket of nearly 180 titles. There are probably more dust jackets, but they are fragile and rarely survive on books which were published about 100 years ago. He published only one book under his own name, called Bottled Trout and Polo (1936), a book of humorous cartoons and two under the name 'Blam': The Jolly ABC and The Breezy Farm ABC. He provided more than 1,000 illustrations for periodicals, mostly for weekly news magazines such as The Bystander and The Sketch; for monthly story magazines such as Pearson's Magazine or Hutchinson's Magazine; and for women's magazines such as The Ladies Field and Woman. His work as an artist was also featured in books, newspapers and art periodicals. Only examples of his work published during his life time are included here.
Here you can find information about Edmund Blampied's graphic work for:
Photograph of Blampied at his easel in 1939
This bibliography supercedes the companion bibliography to my biography, Edmund Blampied: an Illustrated Life, which was published by Jersey Heritage Trust in 2010 to coincide with an exhibition of Blampied's work as an illustrator, held at the Jersey Museum. I still have a few copies of the Biography of Edmund Blampied which I can offer, signed, for the cover price of £25, to include postage within the U.K. If you live somewhere else, please contact me.
Edmund Blampied, an illustrated Life
Publisher: Jersey Heritage Trust
Pages: iii, 1-272 pp
Size: 260 x 190 mm
Binding: perfect, in printed card covers
1 Foreword by John Nettles
7 Introduction: a son of Jersey
14 On roots and being uprooted: 1903-1911
36 Independence and growing success: 1911-1916
73 Military service and children's books: 1916-1919
97 Return to London: 1919-1926
139 Fame as an etcher and travelling: 1926-1930
169 Blampied as humorist: 1930-1939
200 War, again, then peace: 1939-1966
225 Blampied the artist
This is work in progress.