I have just popped into the antique bookshop next door and found a huge pile of beautiful books. Jim the owner of said bookshop has told me their tale. Then we had a quick chat about the Indian Grand Prix.
Back in the 1950's, a group of men decided to put together a series of books on Natural History. They got Collins the publishers on board, and then hunted out all the experts in various genres and made them write books.
I have a romantic notion of these men, sitting around all Mad Men style smoking cigarettes in a gentlemans' club and getting all passionate about entomology. Swoon.
The book jackets were illustrated by a husband and wife team, Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. I don't know how illustrating as a team works? Does one draw and the other colour in?
also for those of you that didn't get the Geof thing, go directly to 2.54 minutes in.
Today's crush is Bruce Wayne. Again the one on the right.
Also if you reside in the UK it is a Kilner jar not a Mason jar.
Posted by Miss Pickering at 1:31 PM