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
First edition, signed by Edward Ardizzone; 4to (263 x 198 mm); 46pp., numerous in-text illustrations (some coloured), internally clean; publisher's pictorial boards, pictorial dust-jacket, boards slightly rubbed at extremities, dust-jacket with slight creasing at upper margin, otherwise near-fine.£550
First edition, signed and dated on front free endpaper; landscape 4to; numerous illustrations, both in colour and black & white; publisher's pictorial boards with corresponding dust-jacket, rubbed at extremities, top of spine lightly bumped with small resultant crease to corner of jacket, closed tear to rear, otherwise very good.£225
First edition, inscribed by the Author to recto of front free endpaper; 4to; numerous illustrations, both in colour and black & white, by the author, slight age-toning, near-fine; publisher's pictorial boards with corresponding dust-jacket, rubbed at extremities, some creasing to upper edge, otherwise very good.£425