Frank WATKINS manuscript children's story 1872

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Offered for sale by Adam Langlands of 'Shadowrock Rare Books' - for more information please contact him via email at [email protected]

Frank Henry WATKINS (1863-1929, artist and author). [Drop-head title:] Sniptoes the Tailor… [by ] Frank Watkins [aged nine or ten, dated] August 1872, an apparently unpublished autograph manuscript children’s story, ink, in a single hand, on 39 pp. Stitched (first few leaves detached). Provenance: Frank Henry Watkins (1863-1929, bought as part of an archive of written material owned by or and/or written by Watkins). A very early juvenile work from artist and author Frank Watkins. “Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk.  He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the early 20th century, drawing for many children’s stories including Dolly Twoshoes (1901); The Wonder and Dolly Daydream (1902); Illustrated Chips and Dick and Daisy (1919-1921) and also for Merry Moments.  He provided book illustrations for The Man From the Moon by Philip Carmichael (1909); The Sun’s Babies by Edith Howes (1910); The King Who Never Died: Tales of King Arthur by Dorothy Senior (1910) and Fairy Rings by Edith Howes (1911).  In the 1920s he contributed as a writer and illustrator to a large number of Blackie’s special publications for children including My Own Big Book, My Own Picture Story Book, The Rainy Day Book and others.  Watkins lived at 64 Waldegrave Park, Twickenham” (BADA).

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