Peter Lawson Camper
by H.B. Davidson. The Religious Tract Society, London. nd.
This was, properly speaking, the first of my collection. Picked up at a huge charity sale in 2008.
Picked up, snickered over, and put down, in fact. Until I found two more within half a table: The Bobsey Twins Camping out, and, the clincher, Nancy Afloat.
Peter’s not hilarious on his own, but I’ve got quite a few like this. I found the frontispiece quite arresting.
Of course, I’ve never seen a biplane ‘hurtle to the ground’ as the caption puts it, but then, I strongly suspect neither had the illustrator, who, sadly, is unnamed.