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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)

    To avert illness...

    Price Realised  


    Ronald William Fordham Searle (b.1920)
    To avert illness...
    signed 'Ronald Searle' (lower left), inscribed 'To avert illness...' (lower right) and further inscribed 'Take one Toad:/A book of Ancient Remedies/1968' (lower right, on mount) and 'To avert illness:/Before giving his handkerchief to a friend to wipe/his face with, its owner should spit upon it in order/to avert misfortune or ill-health' (lower left, on mount)
    pen and black ink and watercolour, unframed
    9 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (24.8 x 20.6 cm.)

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    Ronald Searle, Take one Toad: a book of ancient remedies, Dobson Books, London, 1968.