'Knowledge for all the family'
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Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton Publishers original laminated full colour pictorial boards. Minor bumping and rubbing to extremities. Pale green endpapers, no inscriptions. 16pp. of full-page magnificent illustrations, Unpaginated. Alan Stuart Paterson died on 16 June 1978. New Zealanders and Wellingtonians in particular will remember him for the first-class daily cartoon news commentaries that he drew every day for 25 years, from 1925 to 1950, for the capital s morning newspaper. Perhaps only a fellow cartoonist can appreciate just how difficult this can be and how superlatively well Alan Paterson did it. His friends will remember him as a gentle and whimsical philosopher, with a glorious sense of the absurd. They will remember him, too, as an artist and illustrator of distinction and a quiet man. As for these drawings, I confess it hadn t occurred to me that bulls are figures of fun. Now I come to think of it, the bull s status on the farm is very funny indeed. Alan Paterson had already thought of it and this book is the result. It is typical of the universal quality of his humour that these drawings will be enjoyed by everyone, and particularly by farmers, everywhere. Quoted from foreword by G.E. Minhinnick. A magnificent collectable copy.