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1945 'Barbara Lamb' by CAM Illustrations, Wartime, Out-of-Print 1st American Edition, WWII, Land Army
COLLECTOR'S out-of-print story and signature art by CAM. She wrote this charming gem during wartime while serving in Great Britain's Land Army!!
Rare 1945 first American edition hardcover book – Barbara Lamb by CAM. This is her hard-to-find wartime production first children's picture book. Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd, Great Britain, Copyright, 1944, reprinted 1945, TRUE first American edition.
CAM's signature drawings in brilliant color; highly sought after illustrations and very collectible. Each watercolor painting is superb; wish we had room for more. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues; wait until you see. WOW!!
Cam also known as Barbara Mary Campbell, during World War II worked in the Land Army and inspired by her surroundings began to write and illustrate a series of picture books. There were only seven titles ever published. "Barbara Lamb" was the first children's story published, and is still the most collected and prized of all her stories. Later books: Buttercup Fairy, Three Jolly Mountaineers & Bill Frog.
Charming story of Barbara Lamb who dreamed of being singer. Shows lambs at market while Barbara sings to try and cheer them up; then she is crying & ashamed at being only lamb not bought by the farmers. Mr Robinson heard her sing and took her to city. Barbara Lamb finds success in London theaters, loses her voice; goes on to find happiness back home in meadows.
Hardcover, yellow pictorial boards. Pages VIBRANT, bright and clean. Unpaginated, 9.5" x 7.5". Hard-to-find so nice!! Pages near fine/bright/crisp/clean/text block tight and square/tight binding. Minimal wear-2pp tiny crease-few tiny spots-light fbep wear. Ep at spine light wear.
Cover good/bright-shelfwear-light edgewear-chipping/corners-small board showing/some scuffing-rubbing-light spotting-few creases/few small paper peel. Back few tiny surface punctures-2 small tape pieces. Spine intact-more shelfwear includes upper 2" paper missing-2" tape pieces/wear tips. Can provide extra photos.
Priced to SELL; this collector's gem will make a fabulous gift!!
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