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The Queen's Gift Book

'The Fairy Poodle' by Leonard Merrick, painting and drawings by Edmund Bampied (pp 99-101)
'Will you take over his horse, sir?' by Sapper, drawings by Edmund Blampied (pp 147-149)

This book was published in aid of Queen Mary's Convalescent Auxiliary Hospitals for Soldiers and Sailors who have lost their limbs in the war. It contained stories by well known authors such as J.M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, John Buchan, J.E. Buckrose, Joseph Conrad and Ethel M. Dell. The artists were not credited at the front but included Lewis Baumer, Harry Rountree, Ernest Shepherd, Leonard Raven-Hill, Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson.

  First edition, thus

Bibliography code: HOD-15.16

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: none

Year: 1915

Format: 8vo

Pages: 160

Binding: pale blue cloth with title at top in dark blue, crest of Queen Mary, and text below; title in dark blue on spine

Size: 250 x 188 mm

Dust jacket: not by Blampied, pale blue with same text as binding

Internal illustrations: colour plate tipped onto grey ununumbered page facing page 97 and six line illustrations between pages 91-101, three signed Blampied; 4 line illustrations, one signed Blampeid, between pages 147-149

Price: 2 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: none stated

Printed by: St. Clements Press, Ltd, Kingsway, London

Notes: The Sphere of 11th December 1915 has an advert for book listing illustrations by artists including E. Blampied, priced at 2/6 net. The book was also sold in Canada at a price of CAN$ 1.

Image of illustration

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