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Which Is Why He Is Not At All Pleased When the Dauphin, Son of the King of France, Sends Him a Gift of Tennis Balls.

Paul Cox (born 1957)

INSCRIBED 'ROYAL, REAL AND REPUBLIC' AND PUBLICATION DETAILS BELOW MOUNT
PEN INK AND WATERCOLOUR WITH BODYCOLOUR
6 1/2 X 7 1/2 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: TIM HEALD (SELECTED AND INTRODUCED),
THE BEST AFTER-DINNER STORIES,
LONDON: THE FOLIO SOCIETY, 2003, PAGE 196,
'ROYAL, REAL AND REPUBLIC' BY MARGARET SCOTT
EXHIBITED: THE ILLUSTRATORS,
THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1870-2010

'WHEN WE HAVE MATCHED OUR RACKETS TO THESE BALLS,
WE WILL IN FRANCE, BY GOD'S GRACE, PLAY A SET
SHALL STRIKE HIS FATHER'S CROWN INTO THE HAZARD.
TELL HIM HE HATH MADE A MATCH WITH SUCH A WRANGLER
THAT ALL THE COURTS OF FRANCE WILL BE DISTURBED
WITH CHASES.'


Price
£450

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