Noel Carrington edited and commissioned the groundbreaking Puffin Picture Book series, published under the imprint Transatlantic Arts during WW2. He was above all a design propagandist for the well made object who believed that  that ‘Nothing Need be Ugly’. Eric Ravilious’ High Street, Kathleen Hale’s Orlando books, Mervyn Peake’s Captain Slaughterboard, were all commissioned by Carrington. Brother of the Bloomsbury artist, Dora Carrington, he was one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century in the commissioning, editing and publishing of children’s picture books. In good  condition, spine and edges slightly bumped. 23 x 19 cm