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Edward Ardizzone illustrated books

Edward  Ardizzone, (16 October 1900 – 8 November 1979), who sometimes signed his work "DIZ".

 

Edward Ardizzone was an English painter, print-maker and war artist, and the author and illustrator of books, many of them for children. For Tim All Alone (Oxford, 1956), which he wrote and illustrated, Ardizzone won the inaugural Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject. For the 50th anniversary of the Medal in 2005, the book was named one of the top ten winning titles, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for public election of an all-time favourite.

Collecting Edward Ardizzone First Editions

His own books and those for others retain consistently high prices.  Look out for these early titles

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, folio, 1936; Tim All Alone, 1956; Tim's Friend Towser, 1962; Tim to the Lighthouse, 1968; Tim's Last Voyage,  1972; Nicholas and the Fast Moving Diesel.
 

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