WIMPY THE WELLINGTON

First edition. Original card boards with a blue cloth spine and titles and an illustration to the upper board. Illustrated throughout by Philip Zec in black, green, and orange. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm, the spine tips with some minor fraying, the boards a little rubbed and dusty. The contents, with offsetting from a small label to the front pastedown, are otherwise clean and without previous owners' stamps or inscriptions. A scarce title.

A children's WWII propaganda book about an anthropomorphic, newly made bomber called Wimpy who goes on a round the world trip, culminating in the heroic rescue of an American general from Japanese soldiers. By the same author and artist team as the similar 'Blossom the Brave Balloon'. Philip Zec was a long standing, passionately antifascist political cartoonist at the Daily Mirror who was reportedly on Hitler's list of those to be immediately arrested should Britain fall to Germany.

Stock code: 22649

£250

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Author:

HERBERT, E. F.

Illustrator:

ZEC, Philip

Published:

London: Frederick Muller.
1942

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Children's / Illustrated
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