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Enid Bagnold 1889-1981
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National Velvet and its various printings

National Velvet has been through a goodly number of reprintings. Below are the examples I have been able to find so far. Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for providing photographs of the American versions.

National Velvet

Enid Bagnold, adapted by Lee Wyndham

ill Al Brule

Grosset & Dunlap 1961

 

Susan Bourgeau, who sent me the pictures of this version (illustrated above), said: “This is a picture-book sized abridged/adapted version....frankly, it's terrible, but I bought it because a) it was a dollar, b) the illustrations were such fun 50s/early 60s kitsch, and c) it kept it out of the hands of anyone who might think it had anything to do with the real book as Bagnold wrote it! 

 

Wyndham was actually an author in her own right, and is best known for the Suzie ballet books (what is it with horse book/ballet book authors?), written for a much younger reader than Lorna Hill's books. The hardest to find of them is Suzie and the Ballet Horse, in which Suzie dances with a Lipizzaner!



National Velvet

Wm Morrow ,1949

ill Paul Brown


Heinemann

UK, 1985

Heinemann

New Windmill

UK, 1980


USA 1st edition

Illus Laurian Jones

Heinemann
Vanguard Library
1953

Jacket design Edward Bawden

National Velvet

Early UK Heinemann printing, illus Laurian Jones



(US movie tie in)

Triangle Books 1945

cover art is photo collage from movie w/Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney

internal illustrations by Laurian Jones




Little Golden Book

Golden Press 1961

story by Kathryn Hitte

illustrations by Mel Crawford

Has little to do with original book. Based on US television show - horse renamed King.




Golden Anniversary Edition

William Morrow & Co 1985

illustrated by Ted Lewin


SPINOFFS

Mammoth paperback

printing of the Bryan Forbes sequel. UK


Archway, 1971
cover uncredited


Heinemann
Vanguard Library
1953

Jacket design Biro

Penguin/Peaock
Vanguard Library
19562

Jacket design Laurian Jones

Above - author
Below - dedication