Lot 9
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Cox, Paul

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
2,750 GBP
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  • Cox, Paul
  • The "First Editions: Re-covered" copy of:
  • book with new dust-jacket
Amis, Kingsley. Lucky Jim. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1953, FIRST EDITION, original green cloth lettered in gilt, booklabel "From the Library of V.S. Pritchett", spine discoloured

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY PAUL COX, 195 by 520mm., watercolour and ink line on paper, signed and dated by the artist ("Paul Cox 2017") together with note and two sketches by the artist

Catalogue Note

Acclaimed illustrator Paul Cox has worked for the Daily Telegraph, Country Life, The Spectator, Sunday Times Magazine, Punch, The Times, Vanity Fair and Esquire. He has illustrated numerous classic titles for The Folio Society.

“I feel that I owe my career as an illustrator to Jim Dixon – raising the three-quarters full port bottle to his lips, leaning on Professor Welsh’s drinks cabinet from which he had been given ‘the smallest drink he’d ever been socially offered’. It so vividly struck me that my image connected with such a resonance. It was for a Folio Society competition in 1982 judged by David Driver for The Times who gave me my first real work and the Folio Society my first book – Thank you Jim!”