Peek-a-Boo Jim: Illustrated by Chloe Preston

Peek a Boo Jim
I’ve already trailed this once as a ‘coming soon’ auction on eBay; it should be up and running now here.


I’ve had this and others for about 20 years. I remember buying them from Phil David then proprietor of Furniture Cave in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. Phil was shrewd and always had good things. The shop is still there under the ownership of David Russell Hulme and remains a very good retail and trade call.

A shaped and illustrated board book I guess from the 1920s
Illustrated by Chloe Preston with words by May Byron
Published by Humphrey Milford OUP London
26cm high
The thick board covers are cut into the shape of Chloe Preston’s appealing wide-eyed children
Very light spine wear, complete and very clean
Foxing present throughout but I wouldn’t regard it as affecting the overall excellence of this volume
This one of three that I have unearthed from a box in my attic.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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