The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast
Alan Aldridge and William Plomer
nature notes by Richard Fitter
Jonathan Cape and Times Newspapers in association with Aurelia Enterprises Ltd, reprint 1973
Text based on William Roscoe’s ‘The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast’ (1807). Lovely illustration by Alan Aldridge.
Comes with a set of five poster size prints from the book. These were originally available as a special offer from The Sunday Times Magazine, 23rd September 1973, to accompany their cover article and review. Includes the original mailing tube. Poster size: 640mm x 493mm.
Hardback – glazed boards. pp including colour plates. 11.25 x 8.75 inches approx. (284mm x 220mm).
Book covers showing wear to extremities, especially to spine ends; pages a touch grubby in places, tanned and foxed to margins. Posters showing light wear from unrolling and handling but otherwise clean with vibrant colours.
Posters quite stunning very uncommon.