Lyon, Elinor

Elinor Lyon (1921-2008) wrote several books for children, perhaps the best known being Wishing Water-Gate. Her first editions are very collectable and difficult to obtain in good condition.
Hilary's Island, 1st edn 1948 (Elinor Lyon)This book was the author's first, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1948.

Jacket illustration by Eileen Soper.

ReproJacket #433-A-1, size 195.4x482mm.
Wishing Water-Gate, 1st edn 1949 (Elinor Lyon)This book was first published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1949, with later editions from Brockhampton Press. This jacket is for the 1st edition, for which she also designed the jacket and several colour plates in a similar charming and naive style.

Note the colour registration marks which appear at the edge of the front flap.

ReproJacket #27-A-1, size 196.7x457mm.