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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)

    The Encyclopaedia Seller

    Price Realised  

    Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
    The Encyclopaedia Seller
    signed 'Ronald Searle' (lower centre), inscribed and dated 'An Encyclopaedia Seller.1956/PUNCH. The New Mayhew 2 An Encyclopaedia Seller/Issue 23 May 1956' (lower left) and further inscribed 'The Big City (page 41)/Perpetua Books 1958' (lower right)
    pen and brown ink and brown wash, unframed
    20 x 14¾ in. (50.9 x 37.5 cm.)


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    Literature

    Punch, 23 May 1956.
    Alex Atkinson and Ronald Searle, The Big City: or The New Mayhew, Perpetua Books, London, 1958, p.41.