Item #131947 Childs [sic] Journey and Obsequies in Grisailles [cover title]. A Comment Publications, Arthur ASHWORTH.
Childs [sic] Journey and Obsequies in Grisailles [cover title]
Childs [sic] Journey and Obsequies in Grisailles [cover title]
Childs [sic] Journey and Obsequies in Grisailles [cover title]

Childs [sic] Journey and Obsequies in Grisailles [cover title]

[Melbourne, A Comment Publications, circa 1943].

Quarto, [12] pages printed on brown paper, with numerous illustrations printed in red.

Saddle-stapled as issued; very light tidemark faintly visible along the spine; staples a little rusty; an excellent copy.

The first of these two little-known poems is a polemic for peace, including dark parodies of nursery rhymes ('Come, come Mr Krupp, have you any guns? | Yes Sir, yes Sir! Tons and tons. | Some for the English and some for the huns. | So pay your money, and give 'em to your sons'). The striking anti-war illustrations in red are after linocuts by Irvine Green.

As well as her signature little magazine 'A Comment', Cecily Crozier published four other little-known and now extremely scarce titles. All were printed by The Bradley Printers, Malvern, and three (including this title) follow closely the format and bold designs seen in the magazine.

Item #131947

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