The Chewg-Um Blewg-Um. Harold GAZE.
The Chewg-Um Blewg-Um.

The Chewg-Um Blewg-Um.

Whitcombe & Tombes, circa 1919.

Quarto, three tipped-in plates (two in full colour); a fine copy, stitch-sewn, with the pictorial wrappers tied on with the original blue ribbon.

Lavish colour plates

A fine copy of this book of poetry written and illustrated by Gaze, known for his 'distinct personal style' (Muir, A history of Australian childrens book illustration, p. 77). The Chewg-um-blewg-um is the third part of the "Mite Merry" series, known for its lavish colour plates.

A fine copy of this book of poetry written and illustrated by Gaze, known for his 'distinct personal style' (Muir, A history of Australian childrens book illustration, p. 77). The Chewg-um-blewg-um is the third part of the "Mite Merry" series, known for its lavish colour plates.

Born in New Zealand, Gaze is one of the most original Australasian illustrators. He studied in London for many years before publishing his first recorded book illustrations in 1917. At the end of the war he settled in Melbourne, and launched his career with The Wicked Winkapong (1918).

Muir, p. 324.

Price (AUD): $2,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #3704939

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