A tiny miniature book was made for Queen Mary’s doll house in the library along with 200 other volumes were kept at Windsor Castle. It was designed by renowned architect Edwin Lutyens. The doll house is an aristocratic Edwardian home complete with fully furnished rooms, electricity, running water and lifts.
Children’s Tiny Book: Royal Collection on Queen Mary’s Doll House to be Published in Regular Size
The children’s tiny book measures 1.6 inch by 1.4 inch, one of the 200 volumes in the miniature library in the dolls’ house was created by known cartoonist “Fougasse.” It was part of a collection in royal doll house for Queen Mary, consort of King George V, in 1922.
The hand written book featured more than 170 authors including Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Edith Wharton.
In an interesting news, the most popular book in the collection titled “Joe Smith” a book handwritten by Fougasse will be publish next month not on it’s miniature form but in regular size book.
The hardback children’s story J Smith by Fougasse is published by Walker Books in collaboration with Royal Collection Publications on May 3, priced £10.
On the other side, the creator of minuscule book was “Fougasse,” real name Cyril Kenneth Bird was a well-known British cartoonist of the 20th century. He was also the art editor of Punch Magazine (1937- 1949). He contributed to other British newspaper and magazines including the Graphic and Tatler. Fougasse was also the designer of visual propaganda in all kinds, book, booklets, pamplets and many other.
Cyril Kenneth Bird whose pen name “Fougasse” had studied in Farmborough Park School, Hampshire from 1898-1902. He was born on Dec. 17, 1887 in London. He spent his college in Cheltenham College (1902- 1904) and King’ College in London 1904- 1908, were he studied engineering. Fougasse was taking art classes at the Regent Street Polytechnic and the school of Photo- Engraving and Lithography in bolt court “King College London”. Fougasse died on June 11, 1965 in London.
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