Michael Patrick Hearn is an American literary scholar and one of America's leading men of letters specializing in children's literature and its illustration. His works include The Annotated Wizard of Oz , The Annotated Christmas Carol, and The Annotated Huckleberry Finn. He considers the three most quintessential American novels to be Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
TARRANT, MARGARET W. TWO WATERCOLOURS, COMPRISING: Christmas Duet, 160 by 111mm., signed 'Margaret W. Tarrant' lower left, annotated 'Christmas Duet' below mount; 'Little Friend', 152 by 138mm., signed with initials 'M.W.T.' lower left, annotated 'Little Friend' below mount; both ink and watercolour drawings, mounted, framed and glazed
Lamb (Lynton) 4 annotated copies of coloured proof of the title-page of the Lane Christmas book for 1950; The Nun's Priest's Tale, ''sumptuous and magnificent''- Hare, Penguin portrait; ''a glorious composition'' Yates, Companion. It didn't get this way by accident as correspondence with the lot indicate ''Dear Schmoller These are frightful proofs. Surely by proper make-ready and spare inking they can do better than this...'' Lamb August, 1950 (4) - Price Estimate: £300 - £500