I recently did a blog-post on the illustrations from a Mary Blair children's song book, remember this: Mary Blair book ?
Well, I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy of another superbly illustrated children's book and I couldn't resist sharing it with you too.
The book, a children's introduction to biology, was published in 1962 and it features the illustrations of the brilliant Charles Harper
The book is jam-packed with illustrations – these six scans are only a small sample. There's no need for too many words from me on the superb quality of the work, the pictures speak for themselves, but it's worth remembering that they were all produced long before the use of computers in illustration.