AN ANTIQUARIAN ABC by IAN JACKSON & ANN ARNOLD **SIGNED by BOTH** - Satire on Rare Book Sellers and Collectors
AN ANTIQUARIAN ABC. By Ian Jackson. Illustrated by Ann Arnold.
Self Published, Berkeley, California, 1998.
Printed paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches oblong, 32 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w drawings.
SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by IAN JACKSON and ANN ARNOLD on the inside front cover: "For Michael Thomas / Ian Jackson / Ann Arnold / 31st Jun '98".
A satirical ABC children's style rhyming picture book that pokes fun at Antiquarian Booksellers and Rare Book Collectors. Some of the booksellers in the drawings are identified in a statement on the inside front cover; they include Nicolas Barker, Bernard Rosenthal, Ian Jackson himself, and others.
From the Colophon page (the last page): "An Antiquarian ABC, with text by Ian Jackson and illustrations by Ann Arnold, is published by them on the occasion of the antiquarian book fairs held in San Francisco and Los Angeles in February 1998."
VERY GOOD condition, the front edge of the front cover is bending upwards, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.
If you love antiquarian books then your inner child will love this ABC book.
Ian Jackson's obituary in the 2018 Berkeley Daily Californian can be found online, he was an intriguing character.