Author: Kit Williams
Illustrator: Kit Williams
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd.
Book Condition: Near Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Somewhere in Great Britain, well out of range of metal detectors, lies buried an extraordinary piece of jewellery. It was fashioned by the author/illustrator out of 18-carat gold and dazzlingly adoned with precious stones: ruby, moonstone, citrines, turquoise, mother-of-pearl and a rare compound called faience, used by the ancient Egyptians to grace the Pharaoh. The precise location of this buried treasure may be discovered within the pages of Masquerade which are themselves overflowing with riddles and puzzles that reader will delight in unmasking. Only one other person, whose identity is known to the publisher, was witness to the secret burial and as the author tantalisingly reveals, the treasure is as likely to be found by a bright child of 10 with an understanding of language, simple mathematics and astronomy, as it is to be found by an Oxford don.
Illustrated with exquisite, hyper-realistic colour plates (including one that is double-spread).
Glazed pictorial boards. Spine straight, but slightly creased at ends; corners straight. Lovebites near top edge (refer to image). Some very light edgewear and 'invisible' scratches on rear board. All pages lightly creased from handling, with the important exception of the colour plates which are in immaculate condition.
Measures 28 cm × 22 cm (11.2″ × 8.8″). Large 4to. Unpaginated.