Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 207

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) PYM, CLARA CREED. Small archive comprising 2 sketchbooks, a few printed books, and miscellaneous loose illustrations and printed sheets. Various small sizes, sketches in good condition, books worn. Vp, circa 1870s-90s

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Pym was a prolific children's book illustrator whose style was heavily influenced by fellow English Victorian author/illustrator Kate Greenaway. The archive descends from the Pym (née Livett) family and consists of a gift book to Pym from her mother on her 13th birthday, full of poetry, verse, photographic and printed cut-outs, and watercolors by her mother. 1871 two sketchbooks by Pym, the first, dated 1880, contains approximately 40 pages of mostly rough pencil sketches of children and a pictorial alphabet; the second, dated 1886, has 25 pages with watercolor drawings and sketches, a Valentine to friend, and a small drawing laid inside an illustrated envelope with a watercolored holiday greeting, 1887 6 printed books with illustrations by Pym, most quite worn : Rosy Mite, nd; Pictures by Pym, nd; A Choice of Profession, 1894 Clouds and Sunshine, 1900 (with a note by the author, tipped in). Disbound: Pictures from the Poets, nd; Month by Month, nd.