G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXVII. Drawings for the illustrations in Hil ... 

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXVII. Drawings for the illustrations in Hilaire Belloc, The Man Who Made Gold (1930) (ff. 1-34), Hilaire Belloc, The Emerald of Catherine the Great (1926) (ff. 35-53), and Hilaire Belloc, But Soft ― We Are Observed (1928) (ff. 54-104); [1928-1930]. Each drawing bears a caption in Belloc's hand. With typewritten lists of the captions to the drawings, some of which are wanting (i.e., no. 2, 4, 17 of those to The Man Who Made Gold, no. 4, 8-10, 14, 19 of The Emerald of Catherine the Great and no. 3, 6, 10, 14, 24, 28, 29, 36, 37 of those to But Soft ― We Are Observed). No. 3, 6, 28, 29 of those to But Soft ― We Are Observed were sold at the Foyle Art Gallery in Dec. 1931, although no. 28 is now present in the collection. Includes one rejected drawing for But Soft ― We Are Observed.

ff. i+106. 337 x 263mm.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author: Drawings by G. K. Chesterton for Belloc's novels 'The Man who made gold', 'The Emerald of Catherine the Great' and 'But soft - we are observed': [1926-1930]: Autogr.

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