The Owl Pen by Kenneth McNeil Wells woodcuts by Lucille Oille 1947 J.M. Dent & Sons

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Step into the enchanting world of "The Owl Pen" by Kenneth McNeil Wells. Published in 1947 by J.M. Dent & Sons, this vintage gem captures the essence of a bygone era, transporting its readers through beautifully written prose and captivating woodcuts. The Owl Pen is not just a mere reading experience; it's a journey.


  • Title: The Owl Pen
  • Publication Date: 1947
  • Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons
  • Format: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 289
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: wear and tear on the dust jacket, as shown in the photos.

Key Features:

  • Explore a world expertly crafted by Kenneth McNeil Wells, where each page promises an intriguing blend of narrative and art.
  • Kenneth McNeil Wells, a distinguished name in literature, adds a personal touch with the black-and-white photos he took at Owl Pen, enriching the narrative and providing readers with a visual treat.
  • Lucille Oille's woodcuts accentuate the book's charm, complementing the written word with meticulous visuals.
  • This book stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit of the times, combining written and visual artistry.
  • Perfect for literature gatherings, book club discussions, or as a unique gift for bibliophiles
  • The hard cover ensures durability, while the dust jacket adds to its vintage charm.
  • With its nostalgic appeal, this book is a collector's dream, reminiscent of the artistic and literary fervor of the 1940s.

In Summation:

The Owl Pen is more than just a book; it's a time capsule capturing the artistic spirit of its time. Whether you're a collector, a literature enthusiast, or someone who simply appreciates the art of storytelling, this book promises to be a treasured addition to your collection.


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