Lot 5
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Brown, Christopher

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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Brown, Christopher
  • The "First Editions: Re-covered" copy of:
  • book with new dust-jacket
Doyle, A. Conan. The Sign of Four. George Newnes, 1892, 8vo, second edition, original pictorial cloth, contents shaken, split at gutter before title-page, tears to upper joint, lower joint split, worn

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY CHRISTOPHER BROWN, 193 by 464mm., three block lino cut print, signed and dated by the artist ("Christopher B Sept 2017"); also an artist's proof, framed and glazed

Catalogue Note

Christopher Brown is an illustrator, printmaker, educator and writer. He is particularly celebrated for his linocuts. He has exhibited at The Royal Academy and the V&A Museum and worked extensively in the publishing industry. He is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins on MA Fashion, BA Fashion Menswear, BA Fashion Knit and MA Illustration at Camberwell.

“During my childhood I always enjoyed a good detective story. First there was Pookie the little rabbit with wings, next Rupert the clever bear of Nutwood (always solving mysteries), then Hergé’s masterpiece Tintin and finally Conan Doyle’s Holmes; who at 10 became my bedside reading. The two volumes of the complete works are still read with as much pleasure as when I was a child”

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