New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1953. Nora Unwin. Hardcover. Octavo, 8.7 in. x 5.8 in. Unpaginated. Ochre boards with red pumpkin design to front and red title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities. Ink stain to bottom of front boaprd. Front bottom corner nudged. Missing front free endpaper. Discrete de-accension stamp from university library to half title. Pages bright and clean. Light edge-wear to dustjacket; chip and some very small closed tears to base of spine. Light sunning to dustjacket spine. Protected in mylar. Good Plus / Good Plus. Item #86918
"Nora Spicer Unwin (1907–1982) was born in England and received her degree from the Royal College of Art. She enjoyed early success as both an illustrator and wood engraver, with her first book illustration published when she was just 18. When she was in her 20s, the British Museum acquired two of her early wood engravings for their permanent collection. In the 1930s, she met American writer Elizabeth Yates in London and the two began a lifelong collaboration. Yates and her husband William McGreal left London on the eve of World War II and settled in Peterborough. Unwin immigrated to the United States in 1946 and joined the McGreals at their Peterborough home, Shieling.
"In her new country, Unwin continued her work in illustration and wood engraving and began to experiment with other printmaking techniques and collage. She taught at the Sharon Arts Center in the 1960s and 1970s." (from Monannock Center, home of the Nora S. Unwin Archives).