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Jackson (Ian), died 2018

An antiquarian ABC

Berkeley, Ian Jackson & Ann Arnold, 1998
(21.5 × 28 cm), [32] pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “The drawings of Eric Korn (the child on the front cover), Nicolas Barker (the figure on the left in G & H), Bernard Rosenthal (in O), Ian Jackson (the beggar in the gutter of X), and Alex Fotheringham (the horseman on the back cover) are based on sketches from life. The drawings of Albi and Felix Rosenthal (in P) rely on personal recollection, the picture of John Jenkins (in I) on public notoriety, and of W. Graham Arader III (in A), and Germaine Greer (in N) on the artist’s imagination. Historical figures (Quaritch, Tischendorf, Alexander II) are taken from authentic portraits. None of the other sketches of booksellers, collectors and librarians is intended to represent anyone in particular”. ¶ Presentation inscription by the author on upper cover, dated 1998. Good copy.