|Favourite Wonder Book title page|
(Art opposite is by Reginald Mount)
In my previous blog article about this Odhams title I expressed frustration about editions, dates, endpapers, etc etc. And now I discover that this was justified!
|Endpapers (Artist Unknown)|
I asked the question whether Sheppard had illustrated anything (knowing about the wagtail illustration in mine) and imagine my surprise when they replied about the wagtail and 'Time Signals'
Five older boys chase and threaten three younger schoolboys
|Could they regain that extra half length?|
Two boats in a race with coxs and a crowd on the river bank
|Softly Jimmy crept forward|
Two boys sneak into a a sleeping man's bedroom. They both hold alarm clocks
|A policeman disentangled the combatants|
A policeman pulls a man in pyjamas off a top-hatted gentleman on a cobbled street
And for completeness sake and for other collectors, here are the contents of this 1938 version of Odham's Favourite Wonder Book. There are 768 pages in this edition of the book.