Tarka the Otter, by Henry Williamson
TUNNICLIFFE, Charles Frederick
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An original pen and pencil drawing on paper, 14 x 8.5 cm, sheet size 22 x 15 cm, measurements in pencil to verso, hinge-mounted. An unused design for the front cover of Henry Williamson's story, first published in 1927. The first illustrated edition with wood-engravings by Charles Tunnicliffe appeared in 1932. The artist and author worked closely together, and Tunnicliffe drew directly from many real settings.