Alice and Martin Provensen are two of my favorite illustrators. I have written about their work before. And my love for them stems from one of my favorite books from when I was a little girl, this one:
I am actually interested in collecting any and every one of their books, but I don't come across the vintage ones too often. So, I was delighted to find a copy of The Fireside Cook Book, written by James Beard and published in 1949 at a local thrift store recently!
I simply adore their whimsical illustrations:
Aren't they great?
The dust jacket, seen below, unfolds to become a poster that was meant to hang on your wall. I consider myself lucky that it HAS a dust jacket, even if it is in poor condition.
I had already picked up the cook book, and then I found another book , also illustrated by them! Leonardo Da Vinci:
And it's a pop-up book!
I was very happy, indeed to add these two to my book collection.