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Blake, Quentin

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  • Blake, Quentin
  • The "First Editions: Re-covered" copy of
  • book with new dust-jacket
Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame... translated expressly for this edition... by Frederick Shoberl. Richard Bentley, 1833, 8vo, FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, engraved frontispiece and title-page, nineteenth-century half calf, spine gilt in compartments, slight wear at extremities

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY QUENTIN BLAKE, 167 by 347mm., pen and ink, chinagraph pencil and watercolour wash, signed and dated by the artist "Quentin Blake 21 Sept 2017"

Catalogue Note

Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and most highly regarded illustrators of our time. His books have won numerous prizes and awards, including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award and the international Bologna Ragazzi Prize. He won the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the highest international recognition given to creators of children's books. He was appointed the first UK Children’s Laureate in 1999. In addition to his work on children’s books, Quentin Blake has illustrated numerous adult classics. He received a knighthood for 'services to illustration' in the New Year's Honours for 2013. Blake has a lifelong enthusiasm for France and French literature and in 2014 he was admitted to the Légion d'Honneur.