Tasha Tudor. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1971. 1st edition. 8 1/2" x 10 5/8"
 pp. Dust jacket carries $4.95 price. Minor edge tears to dust jacket. Light sunning to bottom of front cover.
The real treasure in this book is its extra-illustration and gift inscription. It is an association piece once belonging to a Tudor friend and young admirer. Tudor signed and dated page , the half-title, to Gretchen Brown, niece of Ned HIlls. Gretchen assisted her uncle in the work of his Tasha Tudor Room at Mill Hall, Pa, ca. 1974-1985. She helped produce the inventory of original Tasha Tudor art (1975). She was the same age and a friend of Tudor's daughter Efner.
The drawing shows corgi Bigby Brown visiting with Horatio (?) Rabbit. They stand, each with a pipe in his mouth - in front of a picket fence with hollyhocks. It is a lesson in how Tudor produced fairly simple illustrations of this type. Her initial pencil drawing is obvious in several details of the picture. Then Tudor went over her first pencil lines with an ink pen to make the drawing a clearer permanent image. The final touch was a light ink wash to add dimension to the characters.
A must-have for the serious Tudor collector who wants to understand her technique.
ISBN: 0690217919 Hare C46
To Gretchen with much love from all the Corgis and from Tasha T.