This is a new and outstanding edition of Ian Fleming’s only children’s book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, released by The Folio Society. The story about a flying car was based on bedtime stories the author told his son Caspar. It became one of the best loved in Britain and beyond.
“A Folio Society edition is, I reckon, as excellent an accolade as any author can achieve these days.” –Stephen Fry
From the publisher:
This beautiful new edition pays homage to Fleming’s brilliant creation and includes every one of John Burningham’s unforgettable illustrations from the first editions. The author’s nephew, Fergus Fleming, has written an exclusive new afterword essay and this is illustrated with previously unpublished sketches, as well as photographs, some from the family archive, and Amherst Villiers’s original Chitty model designs.
Sunbeat, by PintassilgoPrints, pairs alone with John Burningham’s original illustration from 1964 on the cover artwork. Alternate glyphs were used, while the font offers yet a handful of interlocking pairs.