1956 Rare First Edition - The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame-Johnstone.
Author: SMITH. DODIE. (Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone, illustrator).
Title: THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS. Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone.
Publisher: Melbourne, London, Totronto, Heinemann, 1956. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: 190 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Fine binding, finely bound in half lavender morocco (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, light foxing on the outer edge - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful decorative endpapers and 55 black and white illustrations throughout by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone.
The book: the Hundred and One Dalmatians is a 1956 children's novel by Dodie Smith about the kidnapping of a family of Dalmatian puppies. It was originally serialized in Woman's Day as The Great Dog Robbery, and details the adventures of two dalmatians named Pongo and Missis as they rescue their puppies from a fur farm. A 1967 sequel, The Starlight Barking, continues from the end of the novel.
The illustrator: Janet Grahame Johnstone (1 June 1928 – 20 January 1979) and Anne Grahame Johnstone (1 June 1928 – 25 May 1998) were English twin sisters and children's book illustrators best known for their delicate, detailed prolific artwork and for illustrating Dodie Smith's classic book The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
The author: Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith (3 May 1896 – 24 November 1990) was an English children's novelist and playwright, known best for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956). Other works include I Capture the Castle (1948), and The Starlight Barking (1967). The Hundred and One Dalmatians was adapted into a 1961 animated film and a 1996 live-action film, both produced by Disney. Her novel I Capture the Castle was adapted into a 2003 movie version. I Capture the Castle was voted number 82 as "one of the nation's 100 best-loved novels" by the British public as part of the BBC's The Big Read (2003).
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