London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1944 - 1947. First Edition. Large 8vo. Each title has pp. Written and drawn by CAM (Barbara Campbell) with charming color illustrations on every page. Color illustrated boards in color illustrated dustjackets with same design. Very good copies (the first two titles have gift inscriptions; the last two titles have discrete single name; small triangle loss of dustjacket for "Barbara Lamb; otherwise, general wear to dustjackets extremities & spine ends; small chips and closed tears; agetoning). Item #21948
The first four titles in Cam's charming series of extensively illustrated stories of anthropomorphic animals including Barbara Lamb and her friends the Bluebird, Rueben and Mr. Robinson; a magic golden ram; a fat fairy and her friends the gnomes; Freddie the fieldmouse; Timothy Tabbycat; Flippy and Flappy the bats; Margaret Field-Mouse and her friend Crocus Frog; the Fairy Pimpernel and many more. Barbara Mary Campbell wrote under the pseudonym of CAM. She studied at Clapham School of Art, St. Martin's and Central Schools of Art. During World War II she worked in the Land Army and in the long evenings she wrote and illustrated her first book 'Barbara Lamb'. She went on to write and illustrate about ten children's books, including 'The Three Jolly...', series in the early 1950's before beginning to make models for exhibitions at such places as the Imperial Institute and the Science Museum.