'The Story of Plant Life' by Isabel Alexander


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A book title from the highly collectable 'Puffin Picture Book' series, started by Penguin Books in the early 1940s. They were edited by Noel Carrington, an authority on print and design, who commissioned many of the leading graphic artists of the period, including Edward Bawden, Clarke Hutton, Brynhild Parker, and Enid Marx.

These picture books, launched in December 1940, were noteworthy for their use of colour printing from auto-lithography, in which the artist draws directly onto the printing plate. This wartime economy was phased out in peacetime, replaced by photo lithography.

These vintage books have creases, and small tears, but are complete. Colour and monochrome illustrations.

UK postage is £3 - please enquire for a quote for international postage.


  • H: 18cm (7.09in)
  • W: 22cm (8.66in)



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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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