Vintage Ladybird Book titled GRACE DARLINGS TALES from the THE LADYBIRD SERIES and dates from before 1940.
Wills & Hepworth were printers in Loughborough. Between the two great wars they occasionally produced children's books. The books were large and thick. They contained only a few full colour pictures but the majority were line drawings. Some went under the title "The Ladybird Series".
This is an A4 sized book. It contains short stories for children.
There are 52 pages.
The front and back covers are board.
The book is not dated. I would guess it is from around around 1930.
There is 1 full page colour illustration signed "Philip Simmonix".
"The Ladybird Series" is printed at the bottom left of the front cover. Inside it states "Wills & Hepworth, Printers of the "Ladybird Series", Loughborough".
The condition of the book is fair.
The boards have wear on the edges..
There are no tears to any of the pages..
All of the black and white picture drawings signed "RENE CLOKE" have been coloured in using pencil and crayon.
Story titles as follows:-