The Brighter French Word-Book by H. T. R. [Harry Thomson Russell] (Geoffrey Bles, 1st edition 1929) illustrated by Christine Jackson
The Brighter French Word Book
by H. T. R.
Geoffrey Bles, 1st edition 1929
The second in a popular series of French phrase books by H. T. R. [Harry Thomson Russell]*; the other titles being ‘Brighter French’ (1927) and ‘Still Brighter French’ (1932).
With sixteen chapter heading illustrations by Christine Jackson. Active in the 1920s/30s Christine Jackson was a book illustrator and commercial artist who did poster and advertisment work for London Transport†.
Hardback. Publisher’s yellow/orange cloth with title to spine and front board, in a dustwrapper with Christine Jackson illustration to front panel. pp xii, 326, including b/w illustrations. Size: 7.5 x 5.25 inches approx. (189mm x 131mm).
Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and worn; edge tears and wear to spine ends and lower edge of front panel; somewhat age tanned, sunned and darkened to spine; a little dusty and marked; rear flap torn and creased, with a strip torn off (and missing, maybe used as a bookmark?). Spine of book slightly darkened or dusty and is knocked to tail; cloth generally very clean and bright. Occasional foxing and some age-toning but pages generally clean throughout; spotted to edges of page-block.
Overall, showing some light wear but otherwise remaining a nice copy – attractive.
†ref. Underground Art by Oliver Green (Studio Vista, 1990) & Designing Women by Ruth Artmonsky (Artmonsky Arts, 2012)