A beautiful drawing, such personality conveyed with a real graphic economy of line and proportion. Scanned from one of my favourite books, the Longman English Larousse, 1968. A combined dictionary and encyclopedia, it was my pre-internet reference for any information or fact needed, I can't ever remember not having this book within arms length from the sofa or bed at any point of my life. There's some really good imagery, it seems like the editors randomly chose which entries were deemed necessary to be illustrated. The lovely maps of oceans that I've been using with my mixes are from the same source, but strangely, there isn't one of the pacific...

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