King Alfred was the first title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney. Early editions (before 1965) were issued with a dustwrapper.
In this colourful telling of the life and times of Alfred, writer L du Garde Peach and artist John Kenney set the tone for the beautiful series of history books (the longest series that Ladybird ever produced) that was to follow. It was a first-class collaboration between the two men, ended only by the ill-health of both in the 1970s.
If you ever get a chance to see the original artwork of this book, do. It’s massive – much bigger than most Ladybird artwork – and really packs a punch.
This copy still has its original DJ, not price-clipped. The DJ is only in fair-good condition; there’s light foxing mainly to the front panel and flaps. The edges are chipped and worn. Inside, the book is good condition. A little light foxing and the odd mark and blesmish to fairly well-turned pages.
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