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Art and Antiques from Thailand & South East Asia, and Rare Books

Iona and Peter Opie; A Nursery Companion & Children and Their Books, Avery & Briggs


A collection of 2 books related to Iona and Peter Opie: 

A Nursery Companion; Provided by Iona and Peter Opie, Oxford University Press, 1980 first edition;

Children and Their Books; A Celebration of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie. Edited by Gillian Avery and Julia Briggs. Published by Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press, 1989 first edition. 

Provenance; from the library of the late William St Clair (1937 - 2021), British historian, academic and author. His signature in pencil to both volumes - his interest in A Nursery Companion noted as it "Contains reprint of Mounseer Nongtonpaw by the 10 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin." Please see our other listings for related works.

Both volumes are cloth hardbacks in fine condition with their original unclipped dustjackets in near fine condition, with minor shelf wear.

Text in both is bright, clean and soundly bound. 

A Nursery Companion; xvi + 424pp. 223mm high x 145mm wide x 30mm deep;

Children and Their Books; 128pp. 305mm high x 220mm wide x 17mm deep..

Weight approximately 1.6kg (the set- unpacked).