Author: Christabel Aberconway
Publisher: London, Michael Joseph, 1954
4to, publisher’s quarter red cloth boards and illustrated blue dust jacket. Tipped-in frontispiece and two further plates in colour, plus black and white sketches, by Whistler. Wrapper with a little browning, spine slightly rubbed, otherwise a very good copy.
The story of Mr. Korah and how he is taken captive by an octopus and how he escapes. The tale--based on the Old Testament story of Korah, Datham, and Abiram--was improvised by Lady Aberconway to Whistler as he sketched scenes. He liked the story so much that he began full-colouir illustrations but only finished three before being killed during World War II. The book presents those three colour illustrations with the sketches he produced initially.