The Seashore and Seashore Life, 1964 edition. Series 536.
This book is written by Nancy Scott, with jewel-like, vibrant illustrations by Jill Payne. Payne was one of a rare breed – a female illustrator working for Ladybird over the ‘golden years’ – between the late 1950s and early 70s. If you ever get a chance to see her original artwork for her Ladybird books, take it. The original artwork is painted to about the same size as the final picture in the book – exquisite.
This copy still has its original unclipped dustwrapper. But such a shame that someone has used the book to rest their coffee on! The two rings and marks on the cover are a particular shame because this is a particularly tricky book to find with DJ. It was the last one in the series to ever be published with DJ so was in print in this format for only a very short time. Inside there’s a name to the endpapers and the same name on the back panel.
In short – this copy would serve to plug a gap in your collection until The One comes along – but is not a thing of beauty.
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