Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Jumblies

Published in 1968 by T.H Brickell & Son, Limited, The Blackmore Press, this is the British first edition of The Jumblies. The most striking difference between the American first and the British first edition is the wonderfully lurid pink background of the dust wrapper. This pristine copy was given to me as a Valentines Day present.

"Far and few, far and few,
  Are the land where the Jumblies live;
Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
  And they went to sea in a Sieve."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A fine Valentine's Day present, indeed. Here, preparing for E.G.'s birthday celebration; torn between making it the "art" or the "writing" this year.