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BARBARA JONES (1912-1978)
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The artist Barbara Mildred Jones was born in Croydon on Christmas Day in 1912. After attending Croydon High School for Girls and Croydon Art School, she eventually came to study Mural Decoration at the Royal College of Art – and thus came to belong to that distinctive group of artists and illustrators of whom John Piper, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Edward Ardizzone are perhaps the best known.

BARBARA JONES

Her striking murals – for the Britain Can Make It exhibition (1947), for the Festival of Britain (1951), for P&O (S.S.Orcades, S.S.Oronsay, S.S.Orsova, S.S.Oriana – 1948-1960), and for hotels, restaurants, exhibitions and schools, have all, bar a couple of isolated examples, long since disappeared. Equally as ephemeral were her radio broadcasts – although some may still remember her designs for the Woodentops on children’s television. What remains of her work can now only readily be seen (at much smaller scale than the murals) in her books, in her illustrations, her dust-jackets, and other even more fragile and chance survivals. (The present collection, substantial if not wholly complete, preserves the greater part of her published work of this kind).

Less tangible, but real and apparent, was her lasting influence on the taste of her times. To turn to the words of the late B.C.Bloomfield, who built up this collection of her surviving work over many years – “She was the author of three important books that significantly affected the taste and perception of her contemporaries in ways that more famous artists have never succeeded in doing. The first, The Unsophisticated Arts (1951), opened people’s eyes to the art in everyday life … and that the enjoyment of art was not restricted to an educated few, but was available for the enjoyment of all. It is difficult to over-emphasise her work in this area, but one can see the effects in the displays in almost every museum and gallery throughout the country today. The second, Follies and Grottoes, developed an entirely new field for architectural and building historians, and led to the founding of an international society … The third, Design for Death (1967), sparked a similar fashion for the study of funeral customs, cemeteries, and artifacts associated with death … How many other artists and writers can boast of having achieved so much in changing the perception and temper of succeeding generations? … The roll-call of English artists in the twentieth century is not so lengthy that we can afford to overlook such a distinctive figure …” (B.C.Bloomfield – The Life and Work of Barbara Jones (1912-1978) – see final item).

BARRY BLOOMFIELD

Barry Cambray Bloomfield (1931-2002), librarian and bibliographer, was formerly Director of Collection Development (Humanities and Social Sciences) at the British Library, and in turn President of the Bibliographical Society, the Private Libraries Association, and the Association of Independent Libraries. He compiled the standard bibliographies of both W. H. Auden and Philip Larkin, as well as A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

This was his collection of Barbara Jones, on whose life and work he had become the leading authority. This catalogue is dedicated to his memory, as to hers.

BOOKS WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY
BARBARA JONES

THE ISLE OF WIGHT. ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED BY BARBARA JONES.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : THE ISLE OF WIGHT. ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED BY BARBARA JONES.

Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, (1950). First edition. The first book both written and illustrated by Jones - a charming guide to the “Victorian paradise” of England, with drawings and colour plates. No. 52 in the well-known “King Penguin” series.
Crown 8vo. (36)pp. Illustrations. Sixteen colour plates. Original pictorial boards - a design in yellow, pink and blue on white by Jones' husband, Clifford Barry; neat inscription on front free endpaper, but very good in a very good matching dust-jacket - price-clipped but with minimal wear. Bloomfield A1.

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THE UNSOPHISTICATED ARTS : DRAWN AND DESCRIBED BY BARBARA JONES.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : THE UNSOPHISTICATED ARTS : DRAWN AND DESCRIBED BY BARBARA JONES.

[London] : Architectural Press, (1951). First edition. Her splendid and richly illustrated survey of English vernacular art - with material on taxidermy, fairgrounds, canal boats, seaside, riverside, tattooing, the decoration of food, waxworks, toys, rustic work, shops, festivals and funerals. Based on her influential series of articles for the “Architectural Review” - “The idea of ‘popular art’ as a subject for academic study can, I believe, be almost entirely sttributed to the writings of Barbara Jones and Erica [i.e. Enid] Marx, and this book in particular broke entirely fresh ground” (B.C.Bloomfield).
Crown 4to. 192pp. Plates and numerous illustrations, some coloured. Original navy blue buckram, lettered down spine in gilt; top edge a touch darkened; very mild tanning of outer leaves, but a very good copy in the striking original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in blue, red, black and white - with just minimal wear and a couple of minute chips. Bloomfield A2.

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FOLLIES & GROTTOES.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : FOLLIES & GROTTOES.

London : Constable & Co., (1953). First edition. Her splendid pioneering survey of the quirky and the picturesque - black-bayes, grottoes, hermitages, labyrinths, grotesque architecture, towers, bones and druids, folly gardens and more. With her own illustrations, photographs (mainly by Tom Ingram), etc.
Demy 8vo. xii,264pp. Illustrations. Plates. Original purple cloth, lettered on spine in silver; top edge pink; very good in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in pink, pale blue, grey and black on white - price-clipped, and just lightly used and slightly chipped. With the armorial bookplate of Alan Evans. Bloomfield A3.

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FOLLIES & GROTTOES.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : FOLLIES & GROTTOES.

London : Constable & Co., (1974). Second edition. A heavily revised and much enlarged version of the original 1953 publication, extending the coverage to include over 830 follies, etc., across the British Isles, with fresh material on pagodas, pyramids and tea-houses, and with many additional illustrations and photographs.
Crown 4to. (xx),(460)pp. Numerous illustrations, photographs, etc. Original orange rexine, blocked and lettered in gilt on spine; top edge grey-green; very good in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - price-clipped and sunned at spine (as usual). Bloomfield A3.

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ENGLISH FURNITURE AT A GLANCE : WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : ENGLISH FURNITURE AT A GLANCE : WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

London : Architectural Press, (1954). First edition. A chronological illustrated survey and aid to recognition - from gothic and tudor to the 1950s - with a time-chart and a well illustrated glossary of terms, etc.
Demy 8vo. 96pp. Illustrated throughout. Original yellow boards, lettered down spine in purple; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, red and black on white - just lightly rubbed, very slightly nicked and a little sunned. Bloomfield A4.

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ENGLISH FURNITURE AT A GLANCE : WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : ENGLISH FURNITURE AT A GLANCE : WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

London : Architectural Press, (1971). Second edition: a revised and slightly amplified text of the original 1954 edition. A chronological illustrated survey and aid to recognition - from gothic and tudor to the 1960s - with a time-chart and a well illustrated glossary of terms, etc.
Demy 8vo. 100p. Illustrated throughout. Original wraps - a design in light and dark brown on white by Michael F. Reid; a touch sunned; neat name stamp on title; the "perfect" binding a little shaken and loose (as usual), but otherwise very good. Bloomfield A4.

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WATER-COLOUR PAINTING.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : WATER-COLOUR PAINTING.

London : Adam & Charles Black, (1960). First edition. Her "practical guide" to painting in water-colour, exquisitely illustrated with examples of her own work and numerous witty explanatory drawings.
Crown 4to. x,(110)pp. Eight plates, four in colour. Numerous illustrations. Original bright yellow cloth, blocked on upper cover with a caricature self-portrait of artist and easel in blue, lettered in blue on spine; just a touch bruised; ownership inscription on front free endpaper, but a very good, clean and bright copy in the original colour-printed dust-jacket - very slightly rubbed, slightly nicked, price-clipped, and reinforced at tips. Bloomfield A5.

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THE GIFT BOOK.

"ENGLISH, Isobel" - [BRAYBROOKE, June, 1920-1994] & JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : THE GIFT BOOK.

London : Max Parrish & Co., (1964). First edition. A witty and fully illustrated guide to the giving and getting of gifts, arranged alphabetically from apple (the first gift), to xyster (an instrument for scraping bones) and zest. Illustrations in two colours throughout by Jones.
Demy 8vo. [32]pp. Illustrations. Original boards - a design in orange, yellow, pink, black and grey by Barbara Jones; a very good, bright and fresh copy, complete with the original colour-printed decorative envelope (not recorded by Bloomfield). A posthumous addition to the Collection. Bloomfield A6.

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DESIGN FOR DEATH.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : DESIGN FOR DEATH.

London: André Deutsch, (1967). First edition. An extraordinary study - part grim, part comic - of the "beautiful, vulgar, frightening and propitiatory things that people make when confronted by that shocking and unwelcome reminder, the death of another". With chapters on the corpse; the shroud; the coffin; the hearse; the floral trubutes; printing and the word; the procession; the cemetery and the crematorium; the tomb; relics and mementoes, etc.
Crown 4to. 304pp. Illustrations throughout, including photographs and many Jones drawings. Original purple boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; top edge purple; a very good copy in the striking original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - price-clipped, very slightly tanned, lightly used, slightly nicked, reinforced at tips, but still very good. Bloomfield A7.

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TWIT & HOWLET & THE BALLOON.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : TWIT & HOWLET & THE BALLOON.

London : Longman Young Books, (1970). First edition. Her notoriously scarce late book for children, illustrated throughout, with many of the illustrations in a second colour. “The Owls were a large family of uncles, aunts, cousins and Grandma, who lived in an oak-tree called The Pines. Howlet and Twit, the twins, were the youngest of them, and sometimes they were indulged and sometimes they were sat upon, like everyone else”.
Oblong demy 8vo. [48]pp. Illustrated throughout. Original pictorial boards - a Jones design in yellow, turquoise, black and white; very faintly rubbed; occasional mild spotting, both to covers and text, but a nice copy of a difficult title. Bloomfield A8.

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POPULAR ARTS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 & HOWELL, Bill (William G.) : POPULAR ARTS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

London : Studio Vista, (1972). First edition. A richly illustrated survey of the souvenirs, nick-nacks and ephemera of the Great War – based on the collection of the co-author, Bill Howell (her friend the Cambridge professor of architecture who designed the Young Vic).
Post 4to. (176)pp. Illustrations throughout, some coloured. Original grey boards, lettered down spine in gilt; very good in the original colour-printed dust-jacket - sunned (as usual) at spine, price-clipped, but very lightly used. Bloomfield A9.

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EROTIC POSTCARDS.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 & OUELLETTE, William : EROTIC POSTCARDS.

London : Macdonald & Jane’s Publishers, (1977). First edition. A survey of the saucy postcard – from the naughty nineties through to the roaring twenties – pin-ups, puns, foreign, bawdy, romantic, ridiculous, risque and rude.
Post 4to. (128)pp. Illustrations throughout, many in colour. Original blue boards, lettered down spine in gilt; very good in the original colour-printed dust-jacket - price-clipped, but otherwise very good. Bloomfield A10.

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BOOKS ILLUSTRATED OR WITH CONTRIBUTIONS
BY BARBARA JONES

BOMBED CHURCHES AS WAR MEMORIALS. WITH A FOREWORD BY THE DEAN OF ST. PAUL'S.

CASSON, Hugh (Sir Hugh Maxwell), 1910-1999, & OTHERS : BOMBED CHURCHES AS WAR MEMORIALS. WITH A FOREWORD BY THE DEAN OF ST. PAUL'S.

Cheam : Architectural Press, 1945. First edition. Essays by Hugh Casson, Brenda Colvin, and Jacques Groag on some schemes for turning the bombed churches of London into memorials and memorial gardens. Illustrated by Barbara Jones, Neville Conder, and Peter Shepheard.
Crown 4to. 48pp. Illustrations throughout, some in colour. Original pictorial wraps, with a design in yellow, black, pink and brown by Barbara Jones on upper wrap; very good. Bloomfield B1.

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RECORDING BRITAIN.

(PALMER, Arnold (Arnold Nottage) - editor) : RECORDING BRITAIN.

London : Oxford University Press, in association with the Pilgrim Trust, 1946-1949. First edition. The published version of the wartime effort at recording in a series of watercolours (mainly newly commissioned) the changing face of the country. Despite the title, the area covered was in the event limited to thirty-two English and four Welsh counties - but these were magnificently handled, with work by Byron Dawson, Russell Flint, Martin Hardie, Rowland Hilder, Barbara Jones, John Piper, Kenneth Rowntree, Ruskin Spear and a host of others. Each plate has accompanying text. Barbara Jones, in her first major commission, is represented by over thirty full-page toned illustrations.
Four volumes. Crown 4to. Numerous plates (some coloured). Original light red cloth, lettered on spines in silver; one volume lightly bruised, but a very good set, in the original cream, red and black dust-jackets - just a little used, with the occasional nick, small chip or minor repair. Bloomfield B2.

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THIS OR THAT? BY WYNDHAM GOODDEN. ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

GOODDEN, Wyndham : THIS OR THAT? BY WYNDHAM GOODDEN. ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

Edinburgh : HMSO for the Scottish Committee of the Council of Industrial Design, 1947. First edition. A delightfully written and illustrated booklet intended to promote in children an awareness of good design, utility and manufacture. Illustrations throughout by Barbara Jones, using two colour overlays on alternate openings.
Oblong crown 4to. [24]pp. Illustrations. Original stapled wraps - a pictorial Jones design in yellow, blue, brown and black on white; wraps very slightly tanned; staples rusting, but a nice copy. Bloomfield B3.

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DORSET. BY AUBREY DE SÉLINCOURT.

DE SÉLINCOURT, Aubrey, 1896-1962 : DORSET. BY AUBREY DE SÉLINCOURT.

London : Paul Elek, (1947). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, signed with forenames and dated (1947) by Aubrey and Irene de Sélincourt. A well illustrated tour of the county with the classicist and headmaster, with drawings by Barbara Jones and numerous photographs. A volume in the Vision of England series.
Crown 4to. 48pp. Illustrations, some coloured. Thirty-two plates. Double-page coloured map. Folding map at rear. Original boards - a design in deep yellow, black and white by Kenneth Rowntree, incorporating two further Barbara Jones drawings; mild spotting of edges and endpapers, but a very good copy in a worn, chipped, lightly repaired and price-clipped dust-jacket. Bloomfield B4.

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THE CHANGING NATION : A CONTACT BOOK.

(WEIDENFELD, A.G. (Arthur George, 1st Baron), 1919- - editor) : THE CHANGING NATION : A CONTACT BOOK.

London : Contact Publications, (1947). First edition. A collection of post-war essays, reflections and exchanges of views, on a Britain in transition. Barbara Jones contributes a six-page piece on "The Pattern of Suburbia", with her own illustrations. Other contributors include Hugh Casson, Douglas Jay, Mass-Observation, Harold Nicolson, Peter Quennell, Giles Romilly, Christopher Sykes, etc.
Demy 4to. xx,104,xxi-xxxvi pp. Numerous illustrations, some coloured. Endpaper maps. Original pictorial boards, a Hugh Casson design in red, grey and white; very slightly bruised; just a touch shaken; small hole in one advertisement leaf, but a very good copy in the original John Farleigh dust-jacket - a design in grey, pink, blue and green on white - a little worn and chipped; repaired at extremities, and with a larger chip from lower panel. Bloomfield B5.

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THE LONDONER'S ENGLAND : CONTEMPORARY WATER-COLOURS AND DRAWINGS OF LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES REPRODUCED BY COLOUR AND DUOCHROME LITHOGRAPHY AND BY HALF-TONE : ASSEMBLED AND EDITED WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT BY ALAN BOTT.

BOTT, Alan (Alan John), 1893-1952 : THE LONDONER'S ENGLAND : CONTEMPORARY WATER-COLOURS AND DRAWINGS OF LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES REPRODUCED BY COLOUR AND DUOCHROME LITHOGRAPHY AND BY HALF-TONE : ASSEMBLED AND EDITED WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT BY ALAN BOTT.

London : Avalon Press, 1947. First edition. A handsome production, with plates by Adrian Bury, Hanslip Fletcher, Barbara Jones, Claude Muncaster, John Piper, Vincent Lines, Randolph Schwabe, Ruskin Spear, and many more. Barbara Jones is represented by a monochrome plate of the Jolly Farmer at Farnham.
Demy 4to. viii,(192)pp. Illustrations throughout, some double-page, many in colour. Original fawn cloth, lettered on upper cover and up spine in red; some mild spotting, mainly of endpapers, but a very good copy. Bloomfield B6.

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ON TRUST FOR THE NATION : [WITH] DRAWINGS BY BARBARA JONES.

WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough (Sir Bertram Clough), 1883-1978 : ON TRUST FOR THE NATION : [WITH] DRAWINGS BY BARBARA JONES.

London : Paul Elek, (1947). First edition. The first of two attractively-produced guided tours by the architect of Portmeirion, illustrating the work and properties of the National Trust.
Crown 4to. (172)pp. Endpapers and illustrations, some coloured, by Jones. Numerous photographs. Maps, one folding. Original pictorial cloth in a lively coloured design by Kenneth Rowntree; top edge grey; minor creasing to large folding map, but a very good copy in the colour-printed dust-jacket, repeating the Rowntree design - torn and repaired, lacking just under an inch (2.30 cm) at head of spine, but otherwise complete. Bloomfield B7.

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THE CHRISTMAS BOOK.

BALLAM, Harry & MORTON, Phyllis Digby (editors) : THE CHRISTMAS BOOK.

[London] : Sampson Low, [1947]. First edition. A seasonal anthology of Christmas writing old and new - the new work by Kay Boyle, Marghanita Laski, James Laver, Roy Lewis, William Sansom, Constance Spry and others, the old by Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, Bram Stoker and more. Illustrations by Pearl Falconer, Barbara Jones, Leonard Rosoman, etc. Jones contributes three illustrations to a Constance Spry piece on "The Kissing Bunch and Other Fancies".
Demy 8vo. 260pp. Colour Plates. Illustrations. Original red cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt on upper cover, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine; covers lightly damp-marked at outer edges, but otherwise a good and sound copy in a secondary dust-jacket (with press reviews) - an unsigned design in red, green, yellow and white - sunned, worn, torn and repaired. Bloomfield B8.

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VISION OF SCOTLAND. BY G.S.FRASER. DRAWINGS BY BARBARA JONES.

FRASER, G.S. (George Sutherland), 1915-1980 : VISION OF SCOTLAND. BY G.S.FRASER. DRAWINGS BY BARBARA JONES.

London : Paul Elek, (1948). First edition. A pictorial tour of Scotland with the Scottish poet - the Border and Galloway; Edinburgh and its Neighbourhood; Glasgow; the North East; the Highlands; the Islands - with numerous photographic illustrations and drawings (some full-page and coloured) by Barbara Jones.
Crown 4to. 180pp. Numerous illustrations, some coloured. Folding map at rear. Original brown cloth, lettered on spine in yellow; top edge blue-grey; a few faint marks and spots, but a very good copy in the original pictorial Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, green, pale blue, red, grey and black on white - lightly worn, with a few nicks and short tears, with minor reinforcement at extremities, but still very good. Bloomfield B9.

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FLOWER OF CITIES : A BOOK OF LONDON. STUDIES AND SKETCHES BY TWENTY-TWO AUTHORS.

BENTLEY, Nicolas ; BETJEMAN, John ; BOWEN, Elizabeth ; SMITH, Stevie & OTHERS : FLOWER OF CITIES : A BOOK OF LONDON. STUDIES AND SKETCHES BY TWENTY-TWO AUTHORS.

London : Max Parrish, 1949. First edition: in the primary binding. Handsomely produced (by Adprint) - illustrated essays on London Art Galleries, Ballet, Bloomsbury (by Leonard Woolf), the B.B.C. (Patric Dickinson), Chelsea, the City of London, the East End, Fleet Street, Hampstead (E. Arnot Robinson - with four illustrations by Barbara Jones), the Law in London, London's Port and River, the London Railway Stations (Sir John Betjeman), Mayfair, Museums (Jacquetta Hawkes), Palaces and Parks, Regent's Park and St. John's Wood (Elizabeth Bowen), Soho (William Sansom), South Kensington (Nicolas Bentley), the London Suburb (Stevie Smith), the Contemporary Theatre, Westminster and Whitehall, etc. With plates, colour plates and illustrations by Edward Bawden, Nicolas Bentley, Edward Burra, Barbara Jones, David Knight, John Minton, John Piper, Trekkie Ritchie, Leonard Rosoman, Ronald Searle, Feliks Topolski, Keith Vaughan and others.
Crown 4to. 324pp. Plates (some coloured). Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Original pale blue cloth, lettered down spine in gilt and with a Barbara Jones design (St. Paul's and the Nelson Column) in gilt on upper cover; spine and edges lightly spotted; inscription on half-title, but a very good copy in the Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, blue-grey, black and white - lightly used, price-clipped, slightly tanned and a little spotted. Bloomfield B10.

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EAST ANGLIA : WITH A PORTAIT BY R. H. MOTTRAM.

MOTTRAM, R.H. (Ralph Hale), 1883-1971 : EAST ANGLIA : WITH A PORTAIT BY R. H. MOTTRAM.

London : William Collins Sons & Co. for the Festival of Britain Office, (1951). First edition. The fourth in Geoffrey Grigson's "About Britain" series produced the Festival of Britain. A portrait of the area, six suggested tours, and a gazetteer (by H.G.Stokes). With a colour title-page design by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. 92pp. Illustrations, some coloured. Maps, etc. Original map-illustrated boards; very good in a just lightly nicked and faintly tanned matching dust-jacket. Bloomfield B12.

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SOUTH WALES AND THE MARCHES : WITH A PORTRAIT BY W. J. GRUFFYDD.

GRUFFYDD, W.J. (William John) : SOUTH WALES AND THE MARCHES : WITH A PORTRAIT BY W. J. GRUFFYDD.

London : William Collins Sons & Co. for the Festival of Britain Office, (1951). First edition. The sixth in Geoffrey Grigson's "About Britain" series produced the Festival of Britain. A portrait of the area, six suggested tours, and a gazetteer (by H.G.Stokes). With two vignette tailpieces and a colour title-page design by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. 92pp. Illustrations, some coloured. Maps, etc. Original map-illustrated boards; name on front paste-down, but very good in a just very slightly rubbed matching dust-jacket. Bloomfield B13.

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TIMOTHY TRAMCAR. BY EDITH RAY GREGORSON.

GREGORSON, Edith Ray, 1914-1983 : TIMOTHY TRAMCAR. BY EDITH RAY GREGORSON.

[London] : Railway World, [ca.1950]. First and sole edition. An exceptionally scarce work, and here with the bulk of Barbara Jones' original artwork, proofs, etc. A story for children by the literary agent Edith Ray Gregorson (the wife of Robert Aickman and said to have been responsible for placing the original manuscripts of the Thomas the Tank Engine stories). Illustrated, almost throughout, by Barbara Jones, with the illustrations on alternative openings in two additional colours. "I have been unable to trace any publishing details for this title: it does not occur in the British National Bibliography, the Cumulative Book List, the National Union Cataloue or any other bibliographic record. It is not in the British Library either, and I have only seen two copies" (B.C.Bloomfield). This would appear to be a third copy, purchased together with the majority of the original artwork, after the 1999 Bloomfield article had appeared. Loosely inserted are two (unhelpful) 1989 replies from printers and publishers in response to Bloomfield enquiries concerning the origins of the book, with his manuscript notes, etc. Tentatively dated by Bloomfield to ca.1952, but the dust-jacket blurb on the present copy would seem to place it a little earlier - shortly after the publication of her "Isle of Wight" in 1950, and almost certainly before her work on the Festival of Britain and the publication of the "Unsophisticated Arts" in 1951.
Sold together with majority of the original artwork, comprising seventeen pen-and-ink drawings, several with hand colour, with the artist's pencilled notes, instructions and measurements; nine page-proofs (three in duplicate, and two with hand-colouring by the artist); and a number of printed photographs of the trams on which the depictions of Timothy were based. On the verso of two of the drawings are preliminary pencil sketches for the larger and more complex illustrations. The drawings range in size from 240 z 310mm to 130 x 70mm). Demy 8vo. [36]pp. Illustrations, some coloured. Original ivory cloth, lettered on upper cover in black; covers faintly spotted and a touch bowed; endpapers mildly tanned, but otherwise a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in black on pale blue - just lightly reinforced at head and slightly nicked on lower panel. Bloomfield B14.

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ENGLISH FAIRS AND MARKETS.

ADDISON, William (Sir William Wilkinson), 1905-1992 : ENGLISH FAIRS AND MARKETS.

London : B.T.Batsford, (1953). First edition. With chapters on Fairs and their Origins, Fairs and the Church, the Four Great Fairs, London Markets, Provincial Fairs and Markets, etc. With a colour frontispiece, two colour plates, illustrations (some full-page), and a striking dust-jacket by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. viii,(200)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original brown cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine; mild spotting of edges and endpapers; just a touch shaken; neat name on front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket - a design in red, yellow, blue, black and white - a little worn and slightly chipped at tips. Bloomfield B15.

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ENGLISH FAIRS AND MARKETS.

ADDISON, William (Sir William Wilkinson), 1905-1992 : ENGLISH FAIRS AND MARKETS.

London : B.T.Batsford, (1953). First edition: in a variant and probably secondary binding of red boards. With chapters on Fairs and their Origins, Fairs and the Church, the Four Great Fairs, London Markets, Provincial Fairs and Markets, etc. With a colour frontispiece, two colour plates, illustrations (some full-page), and a striking dust-jacket by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. viii,(200)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original red boards, ruled and lettered in grey on spine; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket - a design in red, yellow, blue, black and white - just slightly nicked, lightly restored and reinforced at extremities. Bloomfield B15.

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BELLS IN ENGLAND. BY TOM INGRAM.

INGRAM, Tom, 1924- : BELLS IN ENGLAND. BY TOM INGRAM.

London : Frederick Muller, (1954). First edition. Church-bells, cow-bells, bicycle-bells and more - illustrated by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. 204pp. Frontispiece, title-page design and illustrations by Jones. Original light green boards, lettered on spine in black; very good in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in dark green, pink, ochre, black and white - also very good, just lightly used, price-clipped, and a touch tanned. Bloomfield B17.

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BELLS IN ENGLAND.

INGRAM, Tom, 1924- : BELLS IN ENGLAND.

London : Frederick Muller, (1969). The second impression of the original 1954 publication. Church-bells, cow-bells, bicycle-bells and more - illustrated by Barbara Jones. The dust-jacket, wholly different in design to that of the original edition, is unsigned - but bears a passing resemblance to some of Barbara Jones later work done with Paul Peter Piech, and may be by her.
Demy 8vo. 204pp. Frontispiece, title-page design and illustrations by Jones. Original green boards, blocked in gilt on upper cover, lettered in gilt on spine; very good in the original dust-jacket - a design in cream and black - also very good, just lightly used and with a single short and discreet repaired tear. Bloomfield B17.

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[COVER TITLE] LOOKING AT THINGS : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. AUTUMN 1954.

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION : [COVER TITLE] LOOKING AT THINGS : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. AUTUMN 1954.

London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 1954. First edition. A pictorial accompaniment to the broadcasts, intended to promote visual awareness - of shoes, scarves, clothing, lettering, book-jackets, pictures, etc. With a fine cover design by Barbara Jones, several other illustrations by her, and an interesting layout of the preliminary sketches for the cover design.
Oblong crown 4to. (40)pp. Illustrations throughout, some coloured. Original stapled self-wraps, with a design in blue-grey, yellow, red and black on white by Jones; very lightly rubbed; a few faint spots, but a very good copy. Bloomfield B18.

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[COVER TITLE] TIME & TUNE : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. SPRING TERM 1955.

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION : [COVER TITLE] TIME & TUNE : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. SPRING TERM 1955.

London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 1955. First edition. Words and music to eight songs, illustrated throughout with two-colour illustrations by Barbara Jones.
Oblong crown 4to. (16)pp. Original stapled self-wraps, with a design in yellow-green and black on white by Jones; very lightly rubbed; staples slightly rusted; a few faint marks, but a nice copy. Bloomfield B19.

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THE COMPLEAT IMBIBER : AN ENTERTAINMENT EDITED BY CYRIL RAY, DESIGNED BY F.H.K.HENRION AND JANE MACKAY.

RAY, Cyril, 1908-1991 - editor : THE COMPLEAT IMBIBER : AN ENTERTAINMENT EDITED BY CYRIL RAY, DESIGNED BY F.H.K.HENRION AND JANE MACKAY.

London : Putnam & Co., (1956). First edition. The first of an annual series that continued until 1972, with a brief resurgence between 1986 and 1992 - a sparkling anthology, with contributions from Margery Allingham, John Arlott, John Betjeman, Patrick Campbell, A.P.Herbert, Humphrey Lyttelton, Compton Mackenzie, George Mikes, Nancy Mitford, and many more - with illustrations (most printed in a second colour) by Edward Bawden, Nicolas Bentley, Michael ffolkes, David Gentleman, Gerard Hoffnung, Barbara Jones, John Minton, Brian Robb, Kenneth Rowntree, etc. Jones illustrates an article by R.J.Charleston on Early English Drinking Glasses.
Royal 8vo. 256pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original red cloth, blocked in gilt on upper cover and spine; mild spotting of edges; neat inscription on front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the original colour-printed Gerard Hoffnung dust-jacket - a little worn, price-clipped, and slightly torn. Bloomfield B20.

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THE WOODENTOPS WASHING DAY. BY MARIA BIRD.

BIRD, Maria : THE WOODENTOPS WASHING DAY. BY MARIA BIRD.

London : Publicity Products, [1956]. First edition. The first of three Barbara Jones spin-offs from the popular BBC television series, twenty-six episodes of which were made and broadcast - the first on 9th September 1955. The author, the former school-teacher Maria Bird, also scripted Andy Pandy and the Flowerpot Men. In the Colour Story Book series. The doll-like characters would appeared to be based on drawings of Dutch dolls prepared by Jones for her book "The Unsophisticated Arts".
Post 4to. [24]pp - including integral endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout by Barbara Jones. Original colour-printed pictorial laminated boards, in a jolly Barbara Jones design; a touch bowed; some very minor rubbing to tips; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy of a scarce item. Bloomfield B21.

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THE TWINS' BIRTHDAY : A WOODENTOP STORY BY MARIA BIRD. ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

BIRD, Maria : THE TWINS' BIRTHDAY : A WOODENTOP STORY BY MARIA BIRD. ILLUSTRATED BY BARBARA JONES.

London : Publicity Products, [1957]. First edition. The last of three Barbara Jones spin-offs from the popular BBC television series, this in the form of a pop-up book, with three cut-out pop-up openings.
Royal 8vo. [24]pp - including integral endpapers, the thin card leaves conjugate and printed on one side only. Illustrated in colour throughout by Barbara Jones. Original colour-printed laminated pictorial boards in a spritely Jones design; just a hint of bruising, but an excellent copy, with the pop-ups in perfect order. Bloomfield B23.

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[COVER TITLE] SINGING TOGETHER & RHYTHM AND MELODY : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. SPRING TERM 1957.

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION : [COVER TITLE] SINGING TOGETHER & RHYTHM AND MELODY : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. SPRING TERM 1957.

London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 1957. First edition. The words and music of twenty folk-songs, etc., designed to accompany the BBC Schools Broadcasts - with a spirited wrapper design and illustrations by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. (24)pp. Original white stapled self-wraps, printed in black; lightly worn and a little fingered, but a very good copy of a fragile and ephemeral item. Bloomfield B24.

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CLOWNS.

NEWTON, Douglas (Brean Leslie Douglas), 1920- : CLOWNS.

New York : Franklin Watts, (1957). First edition. Signed by Douglas Newton on the front free endpaper. A lively history of the clown - with illustrations and dust-jacket by Barbara Jones. Published in the UK in slightly smaller format the following year, the illustrations differing slightly and noticeably less well printed.
Demy 8vo. [viii],(216)pp. Numerous text illustrations. Original yellow cloth, blocked and lettered with Jones designs on the upper cover, lettered on spine in red and blue; top edge pale green; a very good, bright and sound copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - very lightly used, a little tanned at spine, and with one small white mark near head. Posthumously added to the Collection. Bloomfield B25.

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CLOWNS.

NEWTON, Douglas (Brean Leslie Douglas), 1920- : CLOWNS.

London : George G. Harrap & Co. (1958). First British edition. A lively history of the clown - with illustrations and dust-jacket by Barbara Jones. First published in New York in 1957.
Post 8vo. (192)pp. Numerous text illustrations. Original yellow boards, blocked in red with a Jones design on upper cover in red, lettered on spine in red; curious ownership stamp on front free endpaper; edges spotted, but a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, red, black and white - lightly used, with some tiny nicks and a short tear, price-clipped, and with some mild spotting on upper panel, but still in nice condition. Bloomfield B25.

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PI IN THE HIGH - DULCE EST DESIPERE - IN LOCO.

MASCALL, E.L. (Eric Lionel), 1905-1993 : PI IN THE HIGH - DULCE EST DESIPERE - IN LOCO.

London : Faith Press, (1959). First edition. "Liturgical Limericks", "A Hymn for the Logical Empiricists", and other verses, etc., by the neo-Thomist Dr. Mascall, illustrated throughout by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. (64)pp. Illustrations throughout. Original boards, a Jones design in pale yellow, orange, black and green, lettered on spine in gilt; minor annotation to one page, but a very good copy. Bloomfield B26.

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MASCALL, E.L. (Eric Lionel), 1905-1993 : PI IN THE HIGH - DULCE EST DESIPERE - IN LOCO.

Worthing : Churchman Publishing, 1984. Second edition. The first appearance in paperback of the original 1959 publication, with a fresh preface for this edition by the author. "Liturgical Limericks", "A Hymn for the Logical Empiricists", and other verses, etc., by the neo-Thomist Dr. Mascall, illustrated throughout by Barbara Jones.
Demy 8vo. (64)pp. Illustrations throughout. Original wraps - a design in red, black and white; a touch sunned, lower wrap very slightly creased, but a very good copy. Bloomfield B26.

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A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE : A CELEBRATION FOR CHRISTMAS ARRANGED BY NEVILLE BRAYBROOKE.

BRAYBROOKE, Neville, 1925-2001 (editor) : A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE : A CELEBRATION FOR CHRISTMAS ARRANGED BY NEVILLE BRAYBROOKE.

London : Darton, Longman & Todd, (1960). First edition. An extensive anthology of seasonal verse and prose, with decorations by Barbara Jones and children of the Henry Fawcett School. The selection includes a Barbara Jones piece on "Traditional Joys".
Demy 8vo. (196)pp. Eight colour plates by the children. Numerous illustrations and decorations by Jones. Original imitation leather, blocked and gilt in an overall pictorial design by Barbara Jones, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine in gilt; endpapers by Jones in orange and maroon; slight spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original tissue dust-jacket, a little chipped and slightly torn. Bloomfield B28.

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[COVER TITLE] TIME & TUNE : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. SUMMER TERM 1960.

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION : [COVER TITLE] TIME & TUNE : BBC BROADCASTS TO SCHOOLS. SUMMER TERM 1960.

London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 1960. First edition. Words and music to five songs, illustrated throughout with two-colour illustrations by Barbara Jones.
Oblong crown 4to. (16)pp. Original stapled self-wraps, with a design in red-pink and black on white by Jones; very lightly rubbed, but a very good copy. Bloomfield B29.

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THE BOOK OF THE CITY.

NORRIE, Ian, 1927- (editor) : THE BOOK OF THE CITY.

London : High Hill Books, (1961). First and sole edition. Twenty-three essays - factual, nostalgic and fanciful - on various aspects of the City of London - by Oswell Blakeston, Ivor Brown, Leonard Cottrell, Barbara Jones (on the Pageantry of the City), Colin MacInnes and others. With photographs by Edwin Smith and drawings by Ronald Saxby.
Royal 8vo. xii,(238)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Original blue cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; top edge yellow; spine a little sunned, but otherwise a very good copy in the Ronald Saxby dust-jacket - a design in blue, white and black - just a little rubbed and slightly tanned on verso. Bloomfield B31.

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THE SHELL GARDENS BOOK : EDITED BY PETER HUNT.

HUNT, Peter (Peter Raymond Slater) - editor : THE SHELL GARDENS BOOK : EDITED BY PETER HUNT.

London : Phoenix House, in association with George Rainbird, (1964). First edition. An encyclopaedic view of gardens and gardening in Britain, with alphabetical entries under styles, types, features, plants and people, and with a county by county gazetteer. Contributors include Alice M. Coats, Miles Hadfield, Barbara Jones, Raymond Lister, etc. The individual entries are unsigned, but Barbara Jones almost certainly provided the text on follies, grottoes, sham castles, hermit cells, and probably more.
Post 8vo. (320)pp. Numerous plates, twelve double-page and in colour. Text illustrations. Original pictorial boards; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original clear acetate dust-jacket - a little worn. Bloomfield B33.

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TWICE SO FAIR.

PEELE, George : TWICE SO FAIR.

Leicester : Offcut Press, (1970). First edition: [limited to 200 copies] - a variant, stapled rather than sewn. A collection of seven of Peele's Elizabethan lyrics, illustrated with linocuts executed by Paul Peter Piech from the drawings of Barbara Jones. Signed by Jones, Piech and the co-publishers Toni Savage and Duine Campbell.
Post 8vo. [16]pp. Illustrations printed in different single colours. Original sand stapled wraps, lettered and decorated (by Piech) in maroon on upper wrap; very good. Bloomfield B35.

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THE SHELL GUIDE TO ENGLAND.

HADFIELD, John (John Charles Heywood), 1907-1999 (editor) : THE SHELL GUIDE TO ENGLAND.

London : Michael Joseph, in association with Rainbird Books, 1970. First edition. A fine guide and gazetteer to historic England, with introductory essays by John Arlott, Richard Church, Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh, Geoffrey Grigson, Miles Hadfield, Jacquetta Hawkes, Barbara Jones, James Lees-Milne, L.T.C.Rolt, Sir John Summerson, etc. Barbara Jones contributes the essay on English Follies.
Royal 8vo. (920)pp. Colour plates. Maps. Original pictorial boards, with a Rowland Hilder picture; very good in a lightly sunned and price-clipped matching dust-jacket. Bloomfield B36.

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FANTASY POSTCARDS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BARBARA JONES.

OUELLETTE, William : FANTASY POSTCARDS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BARBARA JONES.

Garden City : Doubleday & Co., [1975]. First edition : the American issue. Reproductions of over 250 cards - fantastic, surreal, grotesque and ridiculous - from Ouellette's collection, with his commentary and notes. With an introduction by Barbara Jones. The book was printed in the UK, but the British issue was only produced in paperback and is dated 1976.
Oblong royal 4to. (96)pp. Illustrations throughout, many in colour. Original black cloth, lettered down spine in gilt; very good in the colour-printed dust-jacket. Bloomfield B38.

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FANTASY POSTCARDS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BARBARA JONES.

OUELLETTE, William : FANTASY POSTCARDS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BARBARA JONES.

London : Sphere Books, (1976). First edition : the British issue. Reproductions of over 250 cards - fantastic, surreal, grotesque and ridiculous - from Ouellette's collection, with his commentary and notes. With an introduction by Barbara Jones. The book was printed in the UK, but the American issue was published in 1975.
Oblong royal 4to. (96)pp. Illustrations throughout, many in colour. Original colour-printed wraps; a little creased, but a good copy. Bloomfield B38.

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A TONIC TO THE NATION : THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951. WITH A PROLOGUE By ROY STRONG.

BANHAM, Mary & HILLIER, Bevis, 1940- (editors) : A TONIC TO THE NATION : THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951. WITH A PROLOGUE By ROY STRONG.

London : Thames & Hudson, (1976). First edition: the wraps issue. A splendid illustrated account of the Festival of Britain - the Skylon, the Dome of Discovery and the rest - with recollections by those involved, reminiscences of visitors, etc. Contributors include Brian Aldiss, Gerlad Barry, Hugh Casson, Beresford Egan, Rowland Emett, Roy Fuller, F.H.K.Henrion, Barbara Jones, Victor Pasmore, John Piper, and many more. Barbara Jones remembers her work on the Coastline of Britain, the Outside Broadcasting mural, the Lion and the Unicorn, Battersea Funfair, and the Exhibition of British Popular and Traditional Art.
Post 4to. 200pp. Illustrated throughout. Colour plates. Original colur-printed pictorial wraps; just faintly bruised, but a very good copy. Bloomfield B39.

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SUPER-DUPER ZUPPA INGLESE (AND OTHER TRIFLES FROM THE LAND OF STODGE).

WILLIAMS, Jonathan (Jonathan Chamberlain), 1929- : SUPER-DUPER ZUPPA INGLESE (AND OTHER TRIFLES FROM THE LAND OF STODGE).

Belper : Aggie Weston's Editions, 1977. First edition: one of 950 unnumbered copies (of 1,000). A collection of eleven poems based on the idiosyncratic names of English dishes - "Toad in the Hole", "Spotted Dick", etc. With ten full-page illustrations and a dust-jacket design by Barbara Jones.
Pott 8vo. [32]pp. Illustrations. Original plain olive-green stapled wraps; very slight rusting to staples, otherwise very good in the original colour-printed dust-jacket - just slightly tanned at fold. Bloomfield B40.

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS
BY BARBARA JONES

WORLD REVIEW : INCORPORATING REVIEW OF REVIEWS. NEW SERIES 40. JUNE 1952.

WORLD REVIEW : INCORPORATING REVIEW OF REVIEWS. NEW SERIES 40. JUNE 1952.

London : Edward Hulton, 1952. An absorbing issue of Edward Hulton's magazine, with Barbara Jones' seven-page article on "Trompe l'Oeil", with her illustrations and seven photographs, as well as short stories by Alberto Moravia and A.E.Coppard, a poem and an article by Donald Davie, a long poem by Louis MacNeice, reviews by C.H.Sisson, Stevie Smith, etc.
Crown 4to. (72)pp. Origianl colour printed stapled wraps; staples slightly rusted, a few faint marks, but very good. Bloomfield C27.

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ARK : A JOURNAL OF DESIGN AND THE FINE ARTS. NO. 9.

ARK : A JOURNAL OF DESIGN AND THE FINE ARTS. NO. 9.

London : Royal College of Art, [1953]. A splendid issue of the student journal - with a short story written and illustrated by John Minton, contributions from F.H.K.Henrion, Walter Hudspith, John Lewis, Bernard Myers and John Sewell, and Barbara Jones' colour-illustrated article "Back Street Decorations", an affectionate study of London street decorations for the coronation.
Oblong crown 4to. 60,[xvi]pp. Illustrations throughout, some in two colours. Original wraps; very faintly rubbed; neat name on upper wrap, but a very good copy. Bloomfield C34.

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BBC CHILDREN'S ANNUAL. 1957.

LINGSTROM, Freda, 1893-1989 - editor : BBC CHILDREN'S ANNUAL. 1957.

London : Burke, 1957. First edition. Includes an article by Barbara Jones on "Masks and Guys", with instructions for making cat, owl and Guy Fawkes masks - with her own illustrations. Other contributors include Eamonn Andrews, Anthony Buckeridge, Peter Butterworth, Gerald Durrell, etc.
Crown 4to. (128)pp - including integral endpapers. Illustrations throughout, many in colour. Original linen-weave boards, lettered on upper cover and spine in blue; very faint spine crease, but a very good copy in the original pictorial colour-printed dust-jacket - repaired and reinforced at head of spine, but otherwise very good. Bloomfield C44.

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TYPOGRAPHICA 8. DECEMBER 1963.

SPENCER, Herbert (editor) : TYPOGRAPHICA 8. DECEMBER 1963.

London : Lund Humphries, 1963. An issue of the periodical including articles on Josua Reichert, William Golden, Paul Schuitema, Concrete Poetry and Ian Hamilton Finlay, as well as Barbara Jones on "Chance" - an essay illustrated with photographs by Herbert Spencer on the chance art of time, decay, and graffiti.
Demy 4to. 62,[x]pp. Illustrations. Original wraps; rubbed and worn, in a a similarly rubbed, worn and repaired dust-jacket. Bloomfield C52.

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TYPOGRAPHICA 12. DECEMBER 1965.

SPENCER, Herbert (editor) : TYPOGRAPHICA 12. DECEMBER 1965.

London : Lund Humphries, 1965. An issue of the periodical including articles by James Mosley, Ann Gould, Edward Wright and K.P.Mayer, as well as Barbara Jones on "Fishing Figures" - a sequence of photographs of the idiosyncratic numeral forms of Breton fishing boats.
Demy 4to. 70,[viii]pp. Illustrations. Original wraps; very good in a lightly sunned dust-jacket. Bloomfield C58.

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BOOKS WITH DUST-JACKETS BY BARBARA JONES

THE FIVE ARCHES.

BLAKE, George, 1893-1961 : THE FIVE ARCHES.

London : William Collins Sons & Co., 1947. First edition. A novel from the Scottish author and journalist, best known for his “The Shipbuilders” and “The Westering Sun” – a Clydeside engineer returns to Scotland from a lifetime of service to the Empire overseas.
Post 8vo. 320pp. Original red-pink cloth, lettered on spine in yellow; mild spotting of edges, but a nice copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in black, pink and grey on white - just a little used, lightly marked, a little spotted on reverse, and with some minor reinforcement. Bloomfield D3.

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WAX FRUIT.

McCRONE, Guy, 1898-1977 : WAX FRUIT.

London : Constable & Co., (1947). First edition. McCrone’s ambitious and much-admired trilogy of Victorian Glasgow – “Antimacassar City” (originally published separately in 1940) together with the previously unpublished “The Philistines” and “The Puritans”. Recently and belatedly brought back into print – “Very fine indeed … McCrone knows just about everythinhg a man can know about the Glasgow of those days” (Glasgow Evening Citizen).
Crown 8vo. [viii],(636)pp. Original red cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in black; contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - price-clipped, lightly worn and reinforced at head. Bloomfield D4.

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TWO QUIET LIVES.

CECIL, David (Edward Christian David Gascoyne, Lord), 1902-1986 : TWO QUIET LIVES.

London : Constable & Co., (1948). First edition. Studies of Dorothy Osborne, later Lady Temple, and the poet Thomas Gray.
Demy 8vo. (xii),194,[ii]pp. Coloured title-page by Barbara Jones. Plates. Portraits. Original deep cream cloth, blocked in brown and lettered in gilt on spine; very good in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, blue and black on white - just lightly sunned and very faintly nicked. Bloomfield D5.

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EASE AND ENDURANCE : BEING A TRANSLATION OF X. MARCEL BOULESTIN'S A LONDRES NAGUERE BY ROBIN ADAIR.

BOULESTIN, X. Marcel (Xavier Marcel), 1878-1943 : EASE AND ENDURANCE : BEING A TRANSLATION OF X. MARCEL BOULESTIN'S A LONDRES NAGUERE BY ROBIN ADAIR.

London : Home & Van Thal, (1948). First edition in English. Memoirs of the society chef - with much on pre-war London and Paris, Max Beerbohm, Colette and Willy, and mention of just about everyone from Virginia Woolf to Anna May Wong.
Demy 8vo. [xii],132pp. Plates. Portraits. Original off-white cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; mild damp-marking to lower corners, but otherwise a good and sound copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in pink, green, black and white - just lightly worn, slightly nicked and with a tiny chip at head. Bloomfield D6.

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AUNT BEL : A NOVEL.

McCRONE, Guy, 1898-1977 : AUNT BEL : A NOVEL.

London : Constable & Co., (1949). First edition. A sequel to McCrone's "Wax Fruit" trilogy.
Crown 8vo. [vi],(266)pp. Original turquoise cloth, lettered on spine in black; edges and endpapers a little spotted, but otherwise a very good copy in the original colour-printed dust-jacket - unsigned but attributed on the basis of its similarity to her "Wax Fruit" design to Barbara Jones - lightly worn and nicked, reinforced at head and tail, a little spotted on verso, and with a small splash mark on spine. Bloomfield D7.

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BRICKS AND FLOWERS : MEMOIRS OF KATHERINE EVERETT.

EVERETT, Katherine (Kathleen "Katherine" Olive Herbert) : BRICKS AND FLOWERS : MEMOIRS OF KATHERINE EVERETT.

London : Constable & Co., (1953). A reprint of the original 1949 edition. Memoirs of an Irish childhood, wealthy relations in Leicestershire, in London at the Slade School, experiences of British Columbia, Italy, etc.
Demy 8vo. x,(252),[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Family tree. Original bright green cloth, blocked and lettered on spine in silver; a very good copy in the original dust-jacket (unsigned but by Barbara Jones) - a design in pink, yellow, black and blue on white - just lightly worn, and with a single short repaired tear on lower panel. Bloomfield D8.

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A HOUSE OF MY OWN. BY EBBA DANE.

DANE, Ebba : A HOUSE OF MY OWN.

London : Methuen & Co., (1950). First edition. An autobiographical account of making a new life in rural France - breeding coypu - in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Demy 8vo. (viii),168pp. Frontispiece. Original dark green cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; top edge green; spine titling just slightly dulled; mild spotting of endpapers, but a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a pictorial design in grey, ochre, black and white - lightly rubbed, lightly worn and reinforced at head, very slightly spotted on lower panel and verso, and with a short closed tear on lower panel. Bloomfield D9.

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THE WORLD MY WILDERNESS. BY ROSE MACAULAY.

MACAULAY, Rose (Dame Emilie Rose), 1881-1958 : THE WORLD MY WILDERNESS. BY ROSE MACAULAY.

London : Collins, 1950. First edition.
Post 8vo. 254,[ii]pp. Original deep pink cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in gilt; a few faint marks, some gathering on inferior stock lightly tanned, but a nice copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design incorporating London landmarks and bomb-sites in black, viridian, pink and ochre on white - lightly worn and slightly tanned at spine. Bloomfield D10.

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THE WORLD MY WILDERNESS. BY ROSE MACAULAY.

MACAULAY, Rose (Dame Emilie Rose), 1881-1958 : THE WORLD MY WILDERNESS. BY ROSE MACAULAY.

London : The Book Club, [ca.1955]. Second edition.
Crown 8vo. [vi],(178)pp. Original red-pink boards, lettered on spine in black; top edge spotted, but a very good copy in an unattributed, simplified and seemingly pirated version of the original 1950 Barbara Jones dust-jacket (it was dropped from later printings) - lightly sunned and just very slightly chipped on lower panel. Bloomfield D10.

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THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF ENGLAND. BY L.T.C.ROLT.

ROLT, L.T.C. ( Lionel Thomas Caswell), 1910-1974 : THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF ENGLAND. BY L.T.C.ROLT.

London : George Allen & Unwin, (1950). First edition. A classic account, with chapters on early river navigations; the canal era; locks, aqueducts and tunnels; waterway maintenance; boats and boatbuilding; traffic working and motive power; the boatman; travelling by waterway, etc. With a coloured frontispiece and dust-jacket by Barbara Jones.
Medium 8vo. (222),[ii]pp. Coloured frontispiece. Forty-eight photo plates. Folding map at rear. Original red cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; top edge orange; a very good copy in the colour-printed original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - reinforced at extremities, but in very good state. Bloomfield D11.

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THE LONG VIEW.

HOWARD, Elizabeth Jane, 1923- : THE LONG VIEW.

London : Jonathan Cape (1956). Third impression of the original 1956 edition.
Post 8vo. 320pp. Original red boards, blocked in black and lettered in gilt on spine; top edge black; edges and endpapers a little spotted, but otherwise a very good copy in the original dust-jacket (unsigned, but said to be by Barbara Jones) - a marbled design in yellow, black and red - very faintly rubbed a just a touch dusty. Bloomfield D12 (note).

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HORSELESS CARRIAGE : THE MOTOR-CAR IN ENGLAND.

ROLT, L.T.C. (Lionel Thomas Caswell), 1910-1974 : HORSELESS CARRIAGE : THE MOTOR-CAR IN ENGLAND.

London : Constable & Co., (1950). First edition. An illustrated history of the motor-car and its forebears – the road carriage, the steam carriage, the petroleum tricycle, the gyro-car, etc.
Demy 8vo. 204pp. Plates. Original navy blue cloth, lettered on spine in silver; endpapers very faintly tanned, but a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket -a pictorial design in red-pink and olive - just lightly used, very slightly chipped, and reinforced at tips. Bloomfield D13.

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ALL ELSE IS FOLLY.

GASKIN, Catherine (Catherine Majella Sinclair), 1929- : ALL ELSE IS FOLLY.

London : Collins, (1953). A reissue of the 1951 London edition of this novel from the Irish-born and Australian-raised authoress. Originally published in Australia in 1950.
Crown 8vo. (256)pp. Original pale green cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; a little sunned at extremities; gilt dulled; slight spotting of edges; four sections on different stock a little tanned; contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; tiny stamp on rear endpaper; a good copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - worn and repaired, with very minor loss; price-clipped; and slightly scuffed on lower panel. Bloomfield D14.

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THE CONSUL AT SUNSET..

HANLEY, Gerald, 1916-1992 : THE CONSUL AT SUNSET.

London : Collins, (1951). First edition. A novel of the failure of the imperial will in colonial Africa – from the once much-admired Irish writer, Gerald Hanley, who had worked on an East African farm before the war, served in Burma with the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and was at this time living in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Post 8vo. 254,[ii]pp. Original tan cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; a few slight spots, but a nice copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, tan, two shades of blue and white - just a little tanned, with one tiny nick and a small hole on lower panel. Bloomfield D15.

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THE CHARLIE TREES : A JACOBITE NOVEL BY B. DEW ROBERTS.

ROBERTS, B. Dew (Elizabeth Mary Dew) : THE CHARLIE TREES : A JACOBITE NOVEL BY B. DEW ROBERTS.

London : Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition. “In parts of Wales a tradition survives that clumps of Scots firs, still spoken of as Charlie Trees, were planted near Jacobite houses as a guide to emissaries from the exiled Court”.
Post 8vo. (viii),248pp. Original jade cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; top edge grey; a few slight spots to edges and endpapers, but a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a pictorial design in yellow, green and black on white - just very slightly chipped at extremities. Bloomfield D16.

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THE GOLDEN WATERWHEEL : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL BY LEO WALMSLEY.

WALMSLEY, Leo, 1892-1966 : THE GOLDEN WATERWHEEL : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL BY LEO WALMSLEY.

London : Collins, 1954. First edition. The essentially true story of the Walmsley family’s triumph over a stream, a barn, and forty acres of neglected land on his native Yokshire coast.
Post 8vo. 320pp. Endpaper plans. Original red-pink cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; mild tanning to first and last leaves; neat inscription on verso of front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket, just lightly worn and a little tanned. Bloomfield D17.

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THE WELL OF THE SILENT HARP : A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS BY JAMES BARKE.

BARKE, James, 1905-1958 : THE WELL OF THE SILENT HARP : A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS BY JAMES BARKE.

London : Collins, 1954. First edition. The fifth and final of Barke's "Immortal Memory" series of novels based on the life of Robert Burns.
Post 8vo. (352)pp. Endpaper maps. Original scarlet cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; a few faint spots; inscription on half-title, but a very good, bright and sound copy in the original colour-printed dust-jacket (unsigned, but plausibly if tentatively attributed to Barbara Jones by Bloomfield) - price-clipped, just a little worn, lightly marked, slightly nicked and with some small reinforcements and repairs. Bloomfield D18.

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THE HALF-CROWN HOUSE : BY HELEN ASHTON.

ASHTON, Helen (Helen Rosaline), 1891-1958 : THE HALF-CROWN HOUSE : BY HELEN ASHTON.

London : Collins, 1956. First edition: in the variant green binding. A novel in her Wilchester Chronicles series – the Hornbean family reduced to throwing open Fountain Court to the public for half-crown admission.
Post 8vo. 256pp. Original green boards, lettered on spine in gilt; faint mark to upper cover; light spotting of edges; name on front free endpaper; but otherwise a very good copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - lightly worn and with some tiny chips and small repairs. Bloomfield D20.

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HYMNS AS POETRY : AN ANTHOLOGY COMPILED BY TOM INGRAM AND DOUGLAS NEWTON.

INGRAM, Tom, 1924- & NEWTON, Douglas (Brean Leslie Douglas), 1920- , editors : HYMNS AS POETRY : AN ANTHOLOGY COMPILED BY TOM INGRAM AND DOUGLAS NEWTON.

London : Constable & Co., (1956). First edition. A fine collection of hymns from a number of different traditions. The book is dedicated to Barbara Jones and Mary Lee Settle (Newton’s wife).
Post 8vo. [2],(xiv),(316)pp. Original blue cloth, blocked and lettered on spine in silver; a fine, bright, clean and unworn copy in the original (unsigned) Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in pink, black and white - spine sunned, as always, but otherwise fresh and unworn. Bloomfield D21.

£30

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THE HAPPY ENDING.

WALMSLEY, Leo, 1892-1966 : THE HAPPY ENDING.

London : Collins, 1957. First edition. The concluding volume of Walmsley’s series of autobiographical novels – the occupation of Castle Druid, a derelict Welsh farm – “It was a cold, windy, rainy November night in the second autumn of the war when our train arrived …”.
Post 8vo. (320)pp. Original blue cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; a few faint edge spots; very mild tanning to first and last leaves; neat inscription on front paste-down, but a very good copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket, lightly rubbed and a little worn, and with an unobtrusively repaired tear to the upper panel. Bloomfield D24.

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SOUND OF THE SEA.

WALMSLEY, Leo, 1892-1966 : SOUND OF THE SEA.

London : Collins, 1959. First edition. Walmsley returns to the fictional setting of Bramblewick, the Yorkshire fishing village of his boyhood at the turn of the century, and the basis of his early novels.
Post 8vo. 256pp. Original blue boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine; some tanning and spotting of endpapers and edges, but otherwise a good copy in the original colour-printed Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a little worn, slightly chipped, faintly ring-marked on upper panel, and with a small hole in the centre of the lower panel. Bloomfield D25.

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[THE SUDDEN VIEW] A VISIT TO DON OTAVIO : A TRAVELLER'S TALE FROM MEXICO BY SYBILLE BEDFORD.

BEDFORD, Sybille, 1911- : [THE SUDDEN VIEW] A VISIT TO DON OTAVIO : A TRAVELLER'S TALE FROM MEXICO BY SYBILLE BEDFORD.

London : Collins, (1960). First edition under this title. Despite critical acclaim the book sank without trace when originally published as “The Sudden View” in 1953, but is here re-launched, retitled and given an eye-catching dust-jacket.
Demy 8vo. (320)pp. Endpaper maps. Original blue cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in bronze; light spotting and tanning of edges, but otherwise a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, turquoise and black on white - price-clipped, lightly used, very slightly worn and just faintly marked. Bloomfield D26.

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FOUR VOICES : A NOVEL.

"ENGLISH, Isobel" - [BRAYBROOKE, June, 1920-1994] : FOUR VOICES : A NOVEL.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1961). First edition. A review copy, with the publisher’s slip loosely inserted. Her third novel – “She has helped explode the dying myth that the novel is becoming extinct” (John Betjeman).
Post 8vo. x,(212),[ii]pp. Original orange-red boards, lettered on spine in gilt; neat name on front free endpaper, but a very good copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - a design in yellow, orange, brown and black on white - just lightly nicked and lightly fingered on lower panel. Bloomfield D27.

£30

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WORLD WAR IN IRAN.

SKRINE, Sir Clarmont (Clarmont Percival), 1888-1974 : WORLD WAR IN IRAN.

London : Constable & Co., (1962). First edition. Eye-witness acounts of events in Iran as the gateway to India and the back-door into Russia in the first and second world wars. Skrine was a career diplomat staioned in Iran, or Persia as it then was, 1916-1919 and 1942-1948.
Demy 8vo. xxiv,(268)pp. Plates. Maps. Original black cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in gilt; top edge yellow; a near fine copy in the original Barbara Jones dust-jacket - an unsigned design in orange, blue and black on white - very good indeed, price-clipped and with just the faintest hint of use. Posthumously added to the Collection. Bloomfield D28.

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EPHEMERA DESIGNED BY BARBARA JONES

BLACK EYES AND LEMONADE : A FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN EXHIBITION OF BRITISH POPULAR AND TRADITIONAL ART ARRANGED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SOCIETY FOR EDUCATION IN ART AND THE ARTS COUNCIL. ORGANISED BY BARBARA JONES & TOM INGRAM. CATALOGUED BY DOUGLAS NEWTON.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978, & OTHERS : BLACK EYES AND LEMONADE : A FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN EXHIBITION OF BRITISH POPULAR AND TRADITIONAL ART ARRANGED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SOCIETY FOR EDUCATION IN ART AND THE ARTS COUNCIL. ORGANISED BY BARBARA JONES & TOM INGRAM. CATALOGUED BY DOUGLAS NEWTON.

[London] : Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1951. First edition. The seminal exhibition catalogue for a fine assemblage of popular art - ships' figureheads, canal boat art, horse boots and brasses, toys, hobbies, pets, Staffordshire figures, china, worked pictures, wedding invitations and cakes, corn dollies, valentines, fairings, souvenirs, wrappers, labels and bags, and so much more. With an introduction, cover design and two illustrations by Barbara Jones. Loosely inserted is the invitation card to the private view of the exhibition - a Jones design in yellow, black and white. The exhibiton was recently the subject of an M.A. Thesis by Ursula Franklen-Evans, "A Re-definition of the Popular through a Case Study of the 1951 Exhibition - Black Eyes and Lemonade" (Winchester School of Art, 1997).
Demy 8vo. (48)pp. Illustrations. Original stapled wraps - a Jones design in yellow, black and white - staples a touch rusted; very lightly rubbed, but a very good copy of a scarce and ephemeral publication. Bloomfield E15 & E16.

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ROYAL OCCASIONS.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978, & OTHERS : ROYAL OCCASIONS.

[London] : Tea Centre, 1953. First edition. The catalogue of a coronation exhibition of royal memorabilia and souvenir-ware, organised by Barbara Jones. The catalogue lists and describes 340 items, many from Jones' personal collection - and those of Nicolas Bentley, Tom Ingram, Evan Jack, J.M.Richards, and others. Catalogue text by Douglas Newton. Cover design and illustrations by Jones. No copy of the catalogue has been traced in any of the major British libraries.
Demy 8vo. (34),[ii]pp. Title-page, head and tail-piece by Jones. Original pink stapled wraps, with a Barbara Jones design in black on upper wrap; just slightly rubbed; staples a touch rusted but a very good copy of a scarce and ephemeral publication. Bloomfield E21.

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[GREETINGS TELEGRAM].

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : [GREETINGS TELEGRAM].

[London : General Post Office], [1957]. A delightful coloured Jones design in use on a Post Office greetings telegram - the message framed in a frieze of birds in various stages of joy.
Single sheet, printed in colour on one side only. 190 x 215mm. Five lines of teletype forming the message, with another line on verso; post office stamp dated 17 April 1957 on verso, with Barry Bloomfield's pencilled note and provisional dating; faint indications of original folds, but in very good state. Bloomfield E28.

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BERKSHIRE.

BOUMPHREY, Geoffrey & OTHERS : BERKSHIRE.

London : Shell-Mex & B.P., (1963). First edition. A guide to the county in the Shell "Shilling Guides" series, with an introductory essay, a gazetteer, etc.
Demy 8vo. [16]pp (paginated 97-112). Photo illustrations. Double-page map. Original stapled wraps - a colour-printed pictorial design by Barbara Jones; a few faint marks, but a very good copy. Bloomfield E32.

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[COVER TITLE] BRITAIN IN BRUSSELS.

CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION : [COVER TITLE] BRITAIN IN BRUSSELS.

[London] : Central Office of Information, [1958]. First edition. A promotional booklet produced to celebrate British tradition and achievement at the time of the Brussels Exhibition of 1958. With cover design and coloured illustrations throughout by Barbara Jones.
Post 8vo. [20]pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Folding endpaper plans of the British pavilions. Original stapled wraps - a Barbara Jones design in pale blue, holly green, deep pink, yellow and white; one faint and tiny mark on upper wrap, but in very good state. Bloomfield E33.

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CALENDAR 1960 : A SERIES OF PICTURES BY EMINENT MODERN ARTISTS OF COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.

SHELL-MEX & B.P. LTD. : CALENDAR 1960 : A SERIES OF PICTURES BY EMINENT MODERN ARTISTS OF COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.

[London] : Shell-Mex & B.P., [1959]. A promotional calendar, with colour pictures by Richard Eurich, Rowland Hilder, Barbara Jones, Charles Mosley, Kenneth Rowntree, and others. Barbara Jones' contribution is the "Berkshire" picture for October, also used on the Shell County Guide, but here seen in full.
Spiral bound oblong crown folio. Thirteen leaves, colour-printed on one side only, with card backing sheet. A few minor marks and signs of age, but in very good order. Bloomfield E34.

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[INVITATION CARD] SHOBDON BALL AT CROFT CASTLE ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH AT 10.30 P.M.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : [INVITATION CARD] SHOBDON BALL AT CROFT CASTLE ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH AT 10.30 P.M.

[Leominster] : [1962]. An unsigned Barbara Jones designed invitation/ticket for the 1962 Shobdon Ball, decorated with one of her designs.
Single thin card sheet, printed in black on one side only. 101 x 126mm. Very good. Bloomfield E39.

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LITHOGRAPHS BY BARBARA JONES

FAIRGROUND.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : FAIRGROUND.

London : Baynard Press, for School Prints, [1945]. A splendid large full-colour lithograph of a typical Barbara Jones scene – the swirl of the carousel, the coconut shy, and all the fun of the fair. Number 2 in the School Prints series, the whole series of which has recently been reprinted by Merivale editions.
Single sheet, printed in colours. Lithographed surface 480 x 745mm (approx. 18-7/8" x 29-1/4"). Mounted, framed and glazed. Very good. Bloomfield L1.

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[THE BANDSTAND ON THE SEA SHORE].

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : [THE BANDSTAND ON THE SEA SHORE].

[1950?]. A striking coloured lithograph, marked “artist’s proof” and signed in pencil by Barbara Jones. An idealised bandstand washed up on a lobster-potted shore and perhaps dating from the time of the Isle of Wight work
Coloured lithograph on paper. Printed surface 545 x 395mm (approx. 21-1/2" x 15-1/2"). Mounted, framed and glazed. In very good and clean state. Bloomfield L2.

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[PREPARATIONS FOR THE CORONATION : WASHING THE CORONATION COACH IN THE ROYAL MEWS].

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : [PREPARATIONS FOR THE CORONATION : WASHING THE CORONATION COACH IN THE ROYAL MEWS].

1952-1953. A handsome coloured lithograph, signed and dated in pencil by Barbara Jones. A manuscript note on the reverse of the frame notes that this is a final proof, and that the lithograph was one of series commissioned by the Royal College of Art to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. "Whether this was ever published and sold seems doubtful" (B.C.Bloomfield).
Coloured lithograph on paper. Printed surface 300 x 430mm (approx. 12" x 16-7/8"). Mounted, framed and glazed. In very good and clean state. Bloomfield L3.

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ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY BARBARA JONES

VENTNOR I.O.W.

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : VENTNOR I.O.W.

[ca.1950]. An original pen and ink drawing of Ventnor - the pier from above. Although presumably dating from this period, the drawing was not reproduced in her book on the Isle of Wight (1950), but on p.74 of the "Beside the Sea" chapter of her "The Unsophisticated Arts" - "In the whole range of architecture no better example of a complete change of purpose is afforded by any structure than the seaside pier ...".
Pen and ink on paper. 260 x 345mm (approx. 10-1/4" x 13-5/8"). Short sealed tear to upper margin, mild spotting to left-hand edge, but in very good state. Mounted, framed and glazed.

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[THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION].

JONES, Barbara (Barbara Mildred), 1912-1978 : [THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION].

[ca.1955]. A charming pen-and-ink sketch - a goose with medical bag and stop-watch examines a fellow fowl, a tiny snail looks on in the foreground, the farmyard beyond. Presumably used or intended as an illustration for an untraced publication.
Pen and ink on paper. 70 x 115mm (approx. 2-3/4" x 4-5/8"). In very good and clean state. Mounted, framed and glazed.

£250

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RECOLLECTIONS AND REMINISCENCES OF BARBARA JONES

FOLLIES. THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR FOLLIES, GROTTOES AND GARDEN BUILDINGS. VOL.4. NO.4. (ISSUE 16). WINTER 1993.

HEADLEY, Gwyn (editor) : FOLLIES. THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR FOLLIES, GROTTOES AND GARDEN BUILDINGS. VOL.4. NO.4. (ISSUE 16). WINTER 1993.

London : Folly Fellowship, 1993. The special Barbara Jones Commemorative Issue of the magazine of the society her work inspired, with reminiscences of her from Gwyn Headley, Ingeborg and Tony Raymond, Malvina Cheek, Brian Rooney, etc., a 1975 interview with her by Eric Kellerman, a checklist of her books, etc.
Demy 4to. 20pp. Illustrations throughout. Original stapled self-wraps; very good.

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FOLLIES. THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR FOLLIES, GROTTOES AND GARDEN BUILDINGS. VOL.5. NO.1. (ISSUE 17). SPRING 1993.

HEADLEY, Gwyn (editor) : FOLLIES. THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR FOLLIES, GROTTOES AND GARDEN BUILDINGS. VOL.5. NO.1. (ISSUE 17). SPRING 1993.

London : Folly Fellowship, 1993. An interesting issue of the folly-hunters'magazine, including an article by Tom Ingram on the first (1949) Barbara Jones folly trip - an excursion from London to Wales and back in an ancient baby Austin. Ingram, along with Bill Howell, was one of the party.
Demy 4to. 20pp. Illustrations throughout. Original stapled self-wraps; minor discolouration to wraps, but very good.

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THE LIFE, THE CHECKLIST AND THE SLIDES

THE PRIVATE LIBRARY. FIFTH SERIES. VOLUME 2 : 3. AUTUMN 1999.

THE PRIVATE LIBRARY. FIFTH SERIES. VOLUME 2 : 3. AUTUMN 1999.

London : Private Libraries Association, 1999. The Autumn 1999 issue of the periodical - with B.C.Bloomfield's article "The Life and Work of Barbara Jones (1912-1978)", accompanied by his checklist of her books, her illustrations and contributions to books and periodicals, her dust-jackets, her ephemera, with details of her interviews, lithographs, murals, posters and radio broadcasts. Based on his Presidential Lecture to the Association, and here with the selection of over sixty numbered slides of items in the collection used to illustrate that lecture.
Demy 8vo. [48]pp - paginated 97-144. Original wraps; very good.

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BARBARA JONES : THE B.C.BLOOMFIELD COLLECTION

[WORMS, Laurence (Laurence John), 1948- ] : BARBARA JONES 1912-1978 : THE B. C. BLOOMFIELD COLLECTION.

London : Ash Rare Books, [2004]. First edition : one of 200 copies of the first printing of the printed version of this catalogue, with the misprint Barabara for Barbara in several sub-headings. Ash Rare Books Catalogue 75 - describing and illustrating in colour ninety-three items written or illustrated by Barbara Jones, with selections of ephemera, prints, etc. - from the Barry Bloomfield collection.
Foolscap 4to. [32]pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Original illustrated stapled wrappers; very good.

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