Tabitha Smallways Schoolgirl; By Raymond Jacberns… With six coloured illustrations by Mabel L. Attwell

In The Original Color Pictorial Dust Jacket

[ATTWELL, Mabel Lucie, illustrator]. JACBERNS, Raymond. Tabitha Smallways Schoolgirl. London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1912 [1922]. First edition. Octavo (7 5/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 186 x 131 mm.). [viii], 304 pp. Six full-page color plates with captions printed in blue. Original pale blue pictorial cloth, front cover and spine decorated in colors and lettered in gilt, dark gray coated endpapers. A very fine copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket (minimal wear at extremities of jacket). Not in Beetles.

"Every bathroom should have one, and for over fifty years most did.

"Please remember -- Don't forget! -- Never leave the bathroom wet…"

The washable bathroom plaque became the most popular image of this century's best loved illustrator,
Mabel Lucie Attwell." (Chris Beetles).

'Raymond Jacberns' was a pseudonym used by Georgiana Mary Isabel Ash, born in 1866 in Montreaux, France. She was the daughter of Anglican clergyman Rev. Selby Attree Horne Ash, and his wife Mary Louisa Augusta Webber. Although few of the details of her life are known, it appears that she lived with her mother in St. Leonard's in the 1880s and 1890s, until her mother's death in 1894. Ash retired, at this point, to a cottage in Crowhurst, Battle, where she lived until her death in 1911. Item #02945

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