Quentin Blake Illustrated Books
Quentin Blake is for many the preeminent children’s illustrator alive today.
Having written or illustrated over 300 books, Blake is best known for bringing to the characters of Roald Dahl's books to life.
His style can best be described as freewheeling, anarchic and scratchy yet also infused with a dynamic, playful warmth – he tells stories without the need for words. Beloved by children and adults alike, the first editions of his works are now highly collectable and as such are always to be found on the shelves at Shapero Rare Books.
Quentin Blake Illustrated Books & First Editions and Works on Paper
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First edition, first impression; square 8vo (c. 210 x 150 mm.); frontispiece and illustrations by Quentin Blake, contemporary gift inscription to head of front free endpaper; publisher's cloth blocked and lettered in white, a fine copy, pictorial wrap-around dust-jacket, very minor wear to corner-tips but otherwise fine.£350
First edition, trade issue, signed by the author on title-page; 4to; illustrations throughout; publisher's boards, dust-jacket with wrap-around artwork by Blake, a fine copy.£300
Limited edition, one of 100 numbered copies; small folio; original, signed colour giclée print in rear pocket, with 51 original illustrations; publisher's cloth, with illustration to upper cover, lettered in white.£295
First edition, signed by the author & illustrator; folio; colour illustrations throughout; publisher's boards, pictorial dust-jacket, an excellent copy.£135
First edition, one of 1,000 copies, signed on front free endpaper; 4to; numerous illustrations, mostly in colour; publishers cloth boards, illustrated dust-jacket, a fine copy.£95
First edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to half-title verso; 8vo; publisher's boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, price sticker to upper flap, spine very slightly faded, otherwise excellent.£1,150
First edition, small 4to, illustrations by Quentin Blake, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy.£95