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[Laidler, Graham] Hollowood, Bernard. Pont. An account of the Life and Work of Grahma Laidler (1908-1940), the great Punch Artist with 200 drawings and a note on Pont's draughtsmanship by Ian Fleming-Williams. First Edition. London, Collins, 1969. 21.5cm x 27.5cm. 184 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. (Gavin) Graham Laidler (1908-1940) was a British cartoonist, noted for his work in Punch magazine in the 1930s. Laidler was born on 4 July 1908 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England at 6 Osborne Avenue, Jesmond. His father, George Laidler, owner of a painting and decorating business, died when Laidler was 13 and his mother, Kathleen, eventually the family moved south, finally settling in Jordans in Buckinghamshire. Laidler had always hoped to become a cartoonist but, to ensure an income that would adequately support himself and his widowed mother, he enrolled at the London School of Architecture in 1926. After being diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1932, he was unable to continue with an office-based career and started to concentrate on his cartoons. From 1930-1936 he published a weekly strip The Twiffs, in the magazine Woman's Pictorial. In August 1932 he had his first acceptance from Punch; by 1937 he was so popular that the editor, EV Knox, is understood to have made an almost unprecedented 'gentlemen's' agreement' with him to take all his drawings if Laidler would undertake to draw only for Punch - possibly a bid to make sure he was not poached by Graham Greene's new magazine Night and Day. Under the name 'Pont' (derived from a nickname - Pontifex Maximus - he acquired during a visit to Rome), Laidler became one of the most original talents in the history of Punch and his work continues to inspire cartoonists to this day. He is perhaps most famous for his series on the 'British Character'. This was published as a book in 1938. Another book The British Carry On (1940) portra..
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006908798
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Servi, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0003311200
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1969. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 5110731
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1969. Condition: Good. VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents. Seller Inventory # 9999-9990454245
Book Description Collins, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition book without dust jacket. Boards have little wear but some stains, spine sunned. Book has clean and bright contents, stamp front pastedown. Seller Inventory # 9999-9990312624
Book Description Collins, 1969. Condition: Very Good. Boards have lightly rubbed edges and little creasing to spine ends. Content clean and bright with small pencil inscriptions to inside boards. Little finger marks to few page. DJ has light creasing and tears to edges and toning/soiling. Seller Inventory # 9999-9994210501
Book Description Collins, London, England, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Price Clipped. British First. Edge wear to boards and dust jacket; some surface wear and light soiling to dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; well illustrated with black and white reproduction of Pont's cartoons. Seller Inventory # 011271
Book Description Collins, London, 1969. Hard Back. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Book and wrapper have shelf wear, wrapper has a little splitting to top of hinges and edges. Book has some discolouring to page edges and feps commensurate with age and wrapper has some general discolouring. Seller Inventory # 031158
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Hardback published by Collins, 1969. In good condition with dustwrapper. [Ref: BOX]. Seller Inventory # 322495
Book Description 1969 Collins, 1969. Hardcover. 1969 1st edition, Collins, 4to., 184pp., black & white, near fine, dust jacket. Seller Inventory # ARB-15149