BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Franklin Watts, (1963). Hardcover first edition - The first book by this great children's book illustrator and artist. Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for British Children's Book Illustration, among other awards, this book revolutionized children's book illustrations with its vibrant free-spirited art. Illustrator Korky Paul describes himself as "blown away" by this book . "The design, the colours. The colours were so vibrant. I hadn't seen anything like it before. . . He is a wonderful draughtsman but also the layout and the design of these books is fantastic - the animals can be almost abstract yet perfectly observed. Contrasts of green backgrounds, fine texture, the bright white that leaps out at you. Detail and colour. Confident lines. I mean it is extraordinarily good work." Oblong format. Unpaginated.
Condition: Very good in pale green cloth with black lettering (some sunning to the covers, wear to the corners, but the contents are bright and clean) - no dust jacket.