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Caldecott medal winner 'Tasha Tudor' is one of America's most loved and respected children's illustrators; and this gem is a masterpiece!!
COLLECTOR'S 1979 first edition original vintage children's hardcover book - The Springs of Joy by extraordinary artist Tasha Tudor.
Beautiful collection of quotes, prose, and poems by the literary greats. Speaking of dreams, nature, animals, solitude, and peace within; things in life that are eternal and will always bring delight and happiness. Gorgeous full page color plates and duo page, many drawings and elaborate flower border decorations; each watercolor painting a superb work of art.
Publisher: Rand McNally, New York, Copyright, stated first printing, 1979, 2nd printing 1985, printed in Italy. ISBN 0528820478. No dustjacket as issued. Not ex-library.
Clues to a unique way of life exist in abundance in Tasha Tudor's art. Candle-lit rooms, food cooked at a open hearth, weaving - find their way into her books. Children & adults dressed in charming styles of last century. It's like looking through a family album. Granddaughter Laura in snowshoes, or contemplating the cat, the house in the snow in Redding, Connecticut, children enjoying tea with beloved family friend - Horatio Rabbit.
Simple activities - Picnicking in meadow, canoeing in a secluded pond, romping with the corgis, jumping from hayloft, tending to goats and chickens. Illustrations include: Corgi dogs, floral bouquets, sweet children, period drawings, farm animals, historical fashion, lovely cats, & more. Lovely floral illustrated endpapers. Photos do not fully capture color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see these pictures up close. WOW!
Some of the poets, authors, and out-of-print writers include: William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Socrates, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Butler Yeat, Mark Twain, and a final quotation by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Oversize hardcover, stunning illustrated color glossy boards & elaborate titles. 11" x 9", 64pp. Pages and illustrations FINE. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/fep inscription. Cover near fine/excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes light corner-spine ends bumping.
One inspirational quote: "the finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself" ~ Michel de Montaigne of Solitude.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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1979 Tasha Tudor’s 'The Springs of Joy’, RARE First Edition, Illustrated, Poetry, Nature, Corgi Dogs, Cats
New England, MA
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