George Worsley Adamson
 
1913-2005

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Almost fifty years of book illustration bear witness to Adamson’s extraordinary output. Following the popularity of the Excel listings of his Illustrations for Periodicals and his Cartoons, an   Excel list of Adamson’s books  is being made available as a relational data base. The aim is to list by book all his images as well as showing many of them on line, but that will take some time.

 Books with illustrations and/or jacket/cover by George Adamson
 AuthorTitlePublisherNature of illustrationsYear
Marjorie Vasey The Day is Over Epworth Press b+w illustrations and wrapper 1954
Donald Herbert Barber Family Affairs Epworth Press wrapper 1954
Bertita Leonarz de Harding Magic Fire: The Story of Wagner’s Life and Music Harrap wrapper 1954
Barbara Ireson (ed.) Nursery Nonsense Faber & Faber b+w illustrations and wrapper 1956
Hans Habe [János Békessy], translated from the German by Ewald Osers Off Limits: a novel of occupied Germany Harrap wrapper 1956
James Baggaley Shadow of the Eagle Harrap wrapper 1956
Ronald Ridout Word Perfect
(8 books + introductory and teacher’s books)
Ginn

Edition now in print has following ISBNs:
Intro 0602 20984 6
Bk.1 0602 20985 4
Bk.2 0602 20986 2
Bk.3 0602 20987 0
Bk.4 0602 20988 9
Bk.5 0602 20989 7
Bk.6 0602 20990 0
Bk.7 0602 20991 9
Bk.8 0602 20992 7
Teacher’s Handbook 0602 20993 5

b+w illustrations and covers:
Introductory Book 1957
Book 1 1957
Book 2 1957
Book 3 1957
Book 4 1958
Book 5 1958
Book 6 1958
Book 7 1959
All about English Words: Word Perfect Book Eight  1960
1957--60
Gladys Staines (ed.) Twelve Little Plays Beacon Library, Ginn
0602201594
illustrations 1957
Charles Kingsley (ed. M. W. & G. Thomas) Westward Ho! Ginn illustrations 1957
Vera Caspary The Husband W.H. Allen wrapper 1957
James Baggaley The Spare Men Harrap wrapper 1958
Barbara Ireson (ed.) The Faber Book of
Nursery Verse
Faber & Faber 171 illustrations and wrapper 1958, 2nd edition 1965
‘Mr George Adamson am y darluniau’ Second Stages in Welsh, summer term 1959 BBC Broadcasts to Schools 13 b+w illustrations 1959
W.H. Wood Crown of Gold Thomas Nelson b+w illustrations and colour wrapper 1959
W.H. Wood Perils of Pacifico Brockhampton Press b+w illustrations and colour wrapper 1959
Frank Yerby The Serpent and the Staff Heinemann wrapper 1959
Compton Mackenzie Hunting the Fairies Penguin
1365
cover 1959
Compton Mackenzie Monarch of the Glen Penguin
1366
cover 1959
Compton Mackenzie The Rival Monster Penguin
1367
cover 1959
Compton Mackenzie Water on the Brain Penguin
1368
cover 1959
Compton Mackenzie Thin Ice Penguin
1369
cover 1959
A. Elliott Cannon Silver City Wheaton illustrations 1959
A. Elliott Cannon A Question of Identity Wheaton illustrations 1959
Druce Raven Let’s Go Camping! Nelson cover 1959
William Appleby Singing Together BBC Schools b+w illustrations 1960
Willis Hall The Royal Astrologer: adventures of Father Mole-Cricket of the Malayan legends Heinemann illustrations and wrapper 1959
W.H. Wood Perils of Pacifico Franklin Watts, New York,
first US edition
b+w illustrations and colour wrapper 1960
Alan Garner The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Collins colour wrapper 1960
John Sibly You’ll Walk to
Mandalay
Jonathan Cape wrapper 1960
Austin Stevens On the Market Jonathan Cape wrapper 1960
Austin Lee Miss Hogg and the Covent Garden Murders Jonathan Cape wrapper 1960
David Scott Daniel The Golden Pomegranate University of London Press illustrations 1960
Kenneth Lillington Conjuror’s Alibi Thomas Nelson illustrations and wrapper 1960
Barbara Ireson (ed.) Barnes Book of Nursery Verse A. S. Barnes, New York,
first US edition of Faber Book of Nursery Verse
174 illustrations and wrapper 1960
Andrew Sinclair The Breaking of Bumbo Penguin
1551
cover 1961
Jacynth Hope-Simpson The Bishop of Kenelminster Putnam wrapper 1961
Austin Stevens The Moon Turns Green Jonathan Cape wrapper 1961
Roy Herbert Rufus Tractor Brockhampton Press illustrations and wrapper 1961
Roy Herbert Rufus Tractor Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis,
first US edition
illustrations and wrapper 1961
Ted Hughes Meet My Folks! Faber & Faber 8 illustrations and wrapper 1961
G.P.W. Earle Foundations of English Ginn illustrations 1961
Jacynth Hope-Simpson The Bishop’s Picture Putnam wrapper 1962
Marie L. Adamson Primary Arithmetic Tests, Bks 1-4 and Answers Dent cover March 12th, 1963
Irene Byers Silka the Seal Brockhampton Press illustrations and wrapper 1962
Piet Niemand Jan Domm: a romp Geoffrey Bles illustrations and wrapper 1962
Clarence Jonk Yami and his Unicycle Faber & Faber illustrations and wrapper 1962
Barbara Ireson (ed.) Verse that is fun Faber & Faber
0571050506
illustrations and wrapper 1962
Willis Hall The Royal Astrologer: adventures of Father Mole-Cricket of the Malayan legends Coward, McCann,
first US edtion
illustrations and wrapper 1962
Elsie Hall Grassam, C.C. Falconer et al. Old Lob Readers Ginn illustrations 1962--5
L.H. Evers Danny’s Wonderful Uncle Thomas Nelson illustrations and wrapper 1963
Alan Garner The Moon of Gomrath Collins colour wrapper 1963
Alan Garner The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Puffin (paperback edition) colour cover 1963
Ted Hughes How the Whale Became Faber & Faber illustrations and wrapper 1963
Kenneth Methold Vital English University of London Press illustrations 1963
Roy Herbert Rufus rolls on Brockhampton Press illustrations and wrapper 1964
C.P. Watson (ed.) Fabulae Aesopi: a Latin reader for beginners Faber & Faber 5 illustrations
(nos. 8, 12, 16, 19 & 25)
1965
Margaret Lovett Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star Faber & Faber illustrations and wrapper 1965
George Adamson A Finding Alphabet Faber & Faber illustrations and wrapper 1965
Boswell Taylor The Running Dog University of London Press illustrations and cover 1965
Margery Fisher (ed.) Open the Door: an anthology of stories University of London Press illustrations and cover 1965
Alan Garner The Moon of Gomrath Puffin (paperback edition) colour cover 1965?
Ted Hughes (poems)
and
Gordon Crosse (music)
Meet my Folks! A theme and relations. For speaker, children’s chorus, children’s percussion band, and adult percussion and instrumental players (Opus 10)
... Poems by Ted Hughes
Oxford University Press

EMI
(record: CLP1893)

front cover and illustrations in score
(My Grandpa, My Sister Jane, My Brother Bert)
1965
George Adamson Widdecombe Fair Faber & Faber
0571 065597
illustrations and wrapper 1966
T.H. White The Sword in the Stone Collins, Evergreen series colour wrapper 1966
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm’s Treasure Hunt Bodley Head (cloth edition) illustrations and wrapper 1966
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm’s Treasure Hunt Puffin (paperback edition) illustrations and wrapper 1966
George Adamson Finding 1 to 10 Faber & Faber
0571 083307
illustrations and wrapper 1967
Ted Hughes The Iron Man
A story in five nights
Faber & Faber (cloth)
0571 08247 5
illustrations and wrapper 1968
Alison Farthing The Queen’s Flowerpot Oliver & Boyd
05 000671 1
illustrations and cover 1968
Mary Cockett Tufty Macmillan illustrations and cover 1968
Geraldine Kaye Bonfire Night Macmillan illustrations and cover 1968
Pandora Pollen Henry and Henrietta Chatto, Boyd and Oliver
7011 0292 6
illustrations and cover 1969
George Barker Runes and Rhymes, Tunes and Chimes Faber & Faber
0571 09122 9
illustrations and wrapper 1969
Kaye Webb & Joan Aitken The Friday Miracle & Other Stories Puffin (for Save the Children) 2 illustrations 1969
M.C.V. Jeffreys World To-day: You and Other People Ginn cover and illustrations 1969
Charles Geoffrey Stuttard World To-day: Problems at Work Ginn illustrations 1969
Norman Hunter The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm Bodley Head illustrations and wrapper 1970
J.L. Carr The Red Windcheater Macmillan illustrations and cover 1970
Richard Carpenter Catweazle Methuen (cloth)
0416654509
Puffin (paperback)
0140304657
illustrations 1970
George Barker To Aylsham Fair Faber & Faber
0571 09441 4
illustrations, self cover and wrapper 1970
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm’s Treasure Hunt Bodley Head
(cloth edition)
037001006X
illustrations and wrapper 1970
Margaret Stuart Barry Boffy and the Teacher-eater Harrap
0245505520
0006705952
illustrations and cover 1971
Richard Parker Me and My Boots Macmillan illustrations and cover 1971
Ted Hughes The Iron Man
A story in five nights
Faber & Faber (paperback)
0571 09750 2
illustrations and wrapper 1971
Richard Carpenter Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac Methuen (cloth)
0416666906
Puffin (paperback)
0140304991
illustrations 1971
Richard Carpenter Catweazle, de Tovernaar van Saburac
(transl. into Dutch of Catweazle)
van Holkema & Warendorf illustrations 1971
Richard Carpenter Catweazle, de Tekens van de Dierenriem
(transl. into Dutch of Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac)
van Holkema & Warendorf illustrations 1971
Richard Carpenter Den Merkelige Mannen
(transl. into Norwegian of Catweazle)
Cappelin illustrations 1971
Elwyn Thomas Ashton World To-day: People and Leisure Ginn illustrations 1971
Ted Hughes How the Whale Became Puffin edition
0140304827
new wraparound 1971
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm up the Pole Bodley Head
0 370 01242 9
illustrations and wrapper 1972
Norman Hunter The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm Puffin (paperback edition)
0140305475
cover 1972
Trevor Griffiths Tip’s Lot Macmillan illustrations and cover 1972
George Adamson Rome Done Lightly Chatto & Windus
070 1116226
b+w illustrations and wrapper, and text 1972
Geoffrey Jackson The Oven-Bird and Some Others Faber & Faber
0571 102018
illustrations and wrapper 1972
Mary Cockett An Armful of Sparrows Macmillan
0333140788
illustrations and cover 1973
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm’s Dictionary Puffin cover 1973
Peter Dickinson Emma Tupper’s Diary Puffin cover 1973
William Mayne A Game of Dark Puffin cover 1973/4
Richard Carpenter Catweazle
(transl. into German by Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt of Catweazle)
Ravensburger illustrations 1973
Boswell Taylor The Door that Would Not Open University of London Press
0340186518
illustrations and cover 1974
Margaret Stuart Barry Boffy and the Mumford Ghosts Harrap
0245522794
illustrations and cover 1974
Roger Lancelyn-Green (ed.) Strange Adventures in Time
Children’s Illustrated Classics, no. 97
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London
0 460 05097 4 &
E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York
0 525 404120
colour jacket/frontispiece and illustrations 1974
Richard Carpenter Kaksnoukka ja Porkkana
(transl. by Marikki Makkonen into Finnish of Catweazle)
WSOY (Werner Söderström Corporation)
(Nuorten toivekirjasto 215)
illustrations 1974
Richard Carpenter Catweazle sucht die magische Zeichen
(transl. into German by Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt of Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac)
Ravensburger illustrations 1974
Richard Carpenter Kaksnoukka ja Taivaan Merkit
(transl. by Marikki Makkonen into Finnish of Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac)
WSOY
(Nuorten toivekirjasto 228)
illustrations 1975
Norman Hunter A Box of Branestawms Puffin gift box (illus. George Adamson) containing The Incredible Adventures of Professor Bransestawm (illus. W. Heath Robinson); Professor Branestawm’s Treasure Hunt (illus. George Adamson); Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm (illus. George Adamson); Professor Branestawm’s Dictionary (cover by George Adamson) 1975
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm up the Pole Puffin (paperback edition)
0140307583
cover 1975
Kaye Webb & Treld Bicknell (eds.) Puffin’s Pleasure Puffin hard covers The Hiders of King’s House: short story with colour illustrations, pp. 23--26 1976
Norman Hunter Professor Branestawm’s Great Revolution Puffin illustrations and wrapper 1977
L.H. Evers Danny’s Wonderful Uncle Thomas Nelson, Melbourne,
first Australian edition
illustrations and wrapper 1977?
Ted Hughes Meet My Folks! Puffin edition
0140308652
illustrations and cover (incl. 4 new illustrations for 4 new poems) 1977
Ted Hughes L’Uomo di Ferro: Lotta
di giganti per la
salvezza della terra

(transl. into Italian by Sandra Giorgini of The Iron Man)
Biblioteca Universale, Rizzoli illustrations and cover (latter reproduces drawing reversed against a greeny yellow background) 1977
Frank Waters The Day the Village Blushed Harrap illustrations and cover 1977
Richard Carpenter Dick Turpin Armada Books
0361046138
colour illustrations, tbc 1979
Richard Ingrams and John Wells Dear Bill
The collected letters of Denis Thatcher
Private Eye/Andre Deutsch
0233973036
illustrations and cover 1980
Stewart Love Great Marco Scandal Harrap 7 illustrations, frontispiece and cover 1980
Benjamin Winterborn Changing Scenes Oxford University Press, also Catholic Book Club edition illustrations 1980
Norman Hunter The Best of Branestawm Bodley Head
0370303628
illustrations along with drawings by W. Heath Robinson, Jill McDonald and Derek Cousins 1980
Ted Hughes The Iron Man Shinozaki Shorin, Tokyo illustrations and wrapper 1980
Richard Ingrams and John Wells The Other Half
Further letters of Denis Thatcher
Private Eye/André Deutsch
0233974202
illustrations and cover 1981
Richard Ingrams and John Wells One for the Road Private Eye/André Deutsch
023397511X
illustrations and cover 1982
Richard Ingrams and John Wells My Round Private Eye/André Deutsch
0233976078
illustrations and cover 1983
P.G. Wodehouse
Selected with an introduction by Christopher Falkus
Short Stories The Folio Society illustrations 1983
Barbara Ireson (ed.) Faber Book of Nursery Verse Faber & Faber, paperback edition
ISBN: 0571130798
illustrations inside only (cover design by Pentagram with illustration by Dan Fern) 1983
Richard Ingrams and John Wells Bottoms Up! Private Eye/André Deutsch
0233977015
illustrations and cover 1984
Ted Hughes Meet My Folks! Faber & Faber paperback edition
0 571 13644 3
illustrations and cover (incl. 4 Puffin edition illustrations and 1 new one for new poem) 1987
Ted Hughes How the Whale Became Faber & Faber paperback edition
0571141846
new cover (Pentagram) 1989
Mark Bryant (ed.) Airborne Free: Red Devils and Other Rare Breeds Leo Cooper cartoon contribution 1990
Ted Hughes Meet My Folks! Faber & Faber paperback edition new cover (Pentagram) 1993
Ted Hughes How the Whale Became Faber & Faber paperback edition
0571141846
new cover (Pentagram) 1993
Norman Hunter The Peculiar
Triumph of Professor Branestawm
Red Fox Classics, Random House (new paperback edition, ISBN: 0-09-941756-1) illustrations; illustration cutouts on cover July 2003
Ted Hughes The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales Faber & Faber
0571214355
includes a reprinting, with Adamson’s drawings, of the stories in How the Whale Became 2003
Faber & Faber Faber and Faber Diary 2009 Faber & Faber
(special diary marking 80 years of Faber & Faber)
ISBN 978-0-571-24105-7
Jackets of Ted Hughes: The Iron Man and of Barbara Ireson (ed.): The Faber Book of Nursery Verse 2008
Joseph Connolly Eighty Years of Book Cover Design Faber & Faber
marking 80 years of Faber & Faber)
ISBN 978-0-571-24001-2
Jackets of Barbara Ireson (ed.): Nursery Nonsense, Ted Hughes: Meet My Folks!, How the Whale Became, The Iron Man, and of George Adamson: Widdecombe Fair 2009
Ted Hughes Meet My Folks! Faber & Faber
0571280633 paperback
cover by Catherine Rayner
drawings by George Adamson
2011
Ted Hughes How the Whale Became Faber & Faber
057127420X paperback
cover by Catherine Rayner
drawings by George Adamson
2011
Norman Hunter The Peculiar
Triumph of Professor Branestawm
RHCP Digital
ASIN B00755MHLI
illustrations 2012 (Kindle edition)
Faber & Faber Faber and Faber Poetry Diary 2014 Faber & Faber
ISBN 978-0-571-30543-8
Jacket of Barbara Ireson (ed.): The Faber Book of Nursery Verse 2014
See also Select Bibliography at the foot of the Biography page

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