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Army. War Pictures by British Artists No. 4.
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Army. War Pictures by British Artists No. 4.

By Coote, Colin.

London:: Oxford University Press,, 1942.. First edition. Fine. Fine. Slender 12mo. (4.75 x 7.5 inches). Printed wraps. pp 64, includes 50 b/w plates. With an insightful introduction by Colin Coote, the fine drawings and paintings reproduced here were made by war artists working under the official direction of the Admiralty on the recommendation of the Ministry of Information Artists' Advisory Committee. The contributing artists are Edward Ardizzone, Edward Bawden, Sir Muirhead Bone, Dorothy Coke, W. Conor, R. Coxon, Charles Cundall, TC Dugdale, RG Eves, Barnett Freedman, Anthony Gross, Robin Guthrie, Henry Lamb, Harry Morley, C. Mozley, Feliks Topolski. Annotated notes on the pictures follow. printed wraps

$45.00

War at Sea. War Pictures by British Artists No. 1.
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War at Sea. War Pictures by British Artists No. 1.

By Richmond, Admiral Sir Herbert H.W.

London:: Oxford University Press,, 1942.. First edition. Fine. Fine. Slender 12mo. (4.75 x 7.5 inches). Printed wraps. pp 64, includes 48 b/w plates. With an insightful and poetic introduction by Admiral Sir Herbert H.W. Richmond, the fine drawings and paintings reproduced here were made by war artists working under the official direction of the Admiralty on the recommendation of the Ministry of Information Artists' Advisory Committee. The contributing artists are Sir Muirhead Bone, Charles Cundall, Richard Eurich, Hubert A Freeth, Eric Kennington, Henry Lamb, John Nash, Charles Pears, Eric Ravilious, C.W. Dyson-Smith, Stanley Spencer, J. Worsley. Annotated notes on the pictures follow. printed wraps

$45.00

A Welsh Eye.
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A Welsh Eye.

By Thomas, Gwyn.

London:: Hutchinson & Co., LTD,, 1964.. First edition. Fine in Fine DJ. Fine in a Fine DJ. Large Octavo (6.5 x 9.5 inches). Olive buckram with gilt lettered spine. [1-8] 176 pp. Fully illustrated with b/w drawings by John Dd. Evans. Celebrated Welsh author, playwrite and broadcaster Gwyn Thomas illuminates contemporary Welsh social history with his intimate, often searing knowledge of the Welsh people, places, prejudices and passions; from mouldering castles to Dylan Thomas and W.H. Davies to rugby and revivalists. Boards

$40.00

Soldiers. War Pictures by British Artists (Second Series,  No.3).
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Soldiers. War Pictures by British Artists (Second Series, No.3).

By Coldstream, Captain William.

London:: Oxford University Press,, 1943.. First edition. Fine. Fine. Slender 12mo. (4.75 x 7.5 inches). Printed wraps. pp 63, includes 50 b/w plates. With an insightful introduction by William Coldstream, the fine drawings and paintings reproduced here were made by war artists working under the official direction of the Admiralty on the recommendation of the Ministry of Information Artists' Advisory Committee. The contributing artists are Henry Lamb ARA, Anthony Gross, IK Sydee, Edward Bawden, Edward Ardizonne, CA Salisbury, Robert Scanlan, G. Lambourn, Eric Ravilious, Feliks Topolski, Rodrigo Moynihan, William Roberts, Christopher Perkins, Kennith Rowntree, Hubert Freeth, E.R. Payne, J.E. Brown, Henry Carr. Annotated notes on the pictures follow. printed wraps

$45.00

English Popular Art.
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English Popular Art.

By Lambert, M[argaret] & Marx, Enid.

London:: B.T. Batsford, Ltd. ,, 1951.. First Edition. Fine in Fine DJ. Fine in a Fine DJ. No markings. Octavo (5.25 x 8.25 inches). Red boards with gilt lettered spine. viii, 120 pp. Color frontispiece, plus 7 color plates, 56 b/w plates, dozens of text illustrations. Jacket design by Enid Marx. One of the 'British Heritage' series from Batsford, a fine illustrated survey of popular traditional art of England; pottery, needlework, puppetry, carving, metalwork, textiles and printing from historians and collectors Dr. Margaret Lambert and Enid Marx , R.D.I. Includes full section on Printing of Ephemera with reproductions of Ballads, Broadsides, Chap Books, Trade Cards, The Toy Theatre, Tinsel Pictures, Valentines and Christmas Cards. Boards

$35.00

The Thirteenth Annual Issue  of The Saturday Book.
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The Thirteenth Annual Issue of The Saturday Book.

By Hadfield, John.

London:: The Macmillan Company,, 1953.. First printing. Near Fine. Near Fine in a Near Fine price clipped DJ. Edge wear. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Green cloth, gilt lettering and rules set in red to front board and spine. Mythological beasts illustrated endpapers. [1-7] 320 pp. Color frontispiece, illustrated with color plates, wood engravings, drawings and photographs. This Saturday Book includes a cabinet of curiosities as 'A Census of Sea Serpents' by Anna McMullen and 'an unnatural history of Dragons' by Miles Hadfield, an animal fantasy; the Taxidermist of Bramber, wood engravings by Derek Pooley and R.L. Bickerton as well as a study of vintage cars by L.T.C. Rolt, Peter Quennell's Hogarth's 'Marriage-a-la-mode' and Bill Brandt's Cezanne Country. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$40.00

The Saturday Book 20.
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The Saturday Book 20.

By Hadfield, John.

London:: The Macmillan Company,, 1954.. First printing. Near Fine in a VG+ DJ. Near Fine in a VG+ price clipped DJ. Color loss to foot of spine. Chipped spine with small paper loss. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Green cloth with gilt lettering and rules set in red panel to front board and spine. [1-4] 287 pp. printed endpapers. Color frontispiece, fully illustrated with color & b/w plates and text illustrations. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hayfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maypole and Mr. Despond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Records in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$40.00

The Saturday Book 23.
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The Saturday Book 23.

By Hadfield, John.

London:: Hutchinson,, 1963.. First printing. Fine in a Near Fine DJ. Fine in a Near Fine DJ. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Yellow cloth with gilt lettering and rules set in green panel on front board and spine. [1-4] 272 pp. color frontispiece, fully illustrated black/white and color plates. Text pages with wood-engraved patterning. Jewelry of Today, The Art of Marie Laurencin, The Art of the Picture Postcard, Homage to E. O. Hoppe, Mrs., Bloomer; Ladies fashion from an early women's right's activist. The Home Life of the Octopus by Frank W. Lane and On Discovering that Jane Austen was one's Great-Great-Great Aunt by Beverley Nichols, The Rochforts on the Road by Charles Gibbs-Smith, and Gerti Deutsch, A Photographer in Japan. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$45.00

The Fourteenth Issue of The Saturday Book.
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The Fourteenth Issue of The Saturday Book.

By Hadfield, John, Editor.

New York:: Macmillan,, 1954.. First printing. Fine in Very Good + DJ. Fine in a VG+ slightly worn DJ price clipped. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules set in red panel to front board and spine. [1-6] 288 pp. fully illustrated in color & b/w. Printed endpapers. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$40.00

The Saturday Book 22.
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The Saturday Book 22.

By Hadfield, John.

New York:: The Macmillan Company,, 1962.. First printing. Near Fine in a VG+ DJ. Fine in a VG+ lightly chipped price clipped DJ. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Green cloth with gilt lettering, and rules set in black panel to front board and spine. [1-5] 288 pp. Colored frontispiece, fully illustrated in color & b/w. Includes The Changing Face of Childhood, A Symposium of Styles; Art Nouveau, South African Rococo, Americana Gothic, Canal Boat Baroque with wood engravings by John O'Conner, English Suburban. Rogues and Vagabonds, The Social History of the Duel, Ladies in the Air, The Social History of the Nautch Girl, Mr. Schenk and His Draperies (not what you'd think). Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$40.00

The Saturday Book  11
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The Saturday Book 11

By Russell, Leonard (Editor).

New York:: The Macmillan Company,, 1951.. First edition. Fine. A Fine bright copy in a Fine Dust Jacket. Octavo. Orange cloth with gilt decorated front board and lettered spine. Decorated endpapers. 279 pp. fully illustrated with 4 color plates, drawings and photographs. This is the final production of The Saturday Book under the editorship of founder Leonard Russell. Articles include a pictorial view of the pageantry of the King's Men, Edward Ardizzone's words-and-pictures diary, A New Field for the Collector by P.H. Muir, wood engravings by Joan Hassall, articles on roses and sports for all seasons, and the first reproduction of the tribute to his literary friendships in Sir Edward Marsh's Little Book; in 22 pp. facsimile. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$50.00

The Saturday Book 26.
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The Saturday Book 26.

By Hadfield, John.

Boston, Toronto:: Little, Brown and Company,, 1966.. First edition. Fine in Near Fine DJ. Fine in a Near Fine DJ. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Ochre cloth with gilt lettering and rules set in red panel to front board and spine. [1-4] 256 pp. decorated endpapers. Color frontispiece, fully illustrated with b/w and color plates. This Saturday Book includes Edmund Blunden's Random Tribute to British Painters. Valentines, James Pryde, The Noble Art of Venery, The Social History of Nudism, Ladies at War and more. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$45.00

The Saturday Book 32.
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The Saturday Book 32.

By Hadfield, John.

New York:: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.,, 1972.. First American edition. Fine in Near Fine DJ. Fine in a Fine DJ. Octavo (6 x 9 Inches). Blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules set in maroon panel to front board and spine. [1-5] 240 pp. Color frontispiece, fully illustrated with color and black and white plates. This volume of The Saturday Book is a panorama of fifty years ago; the year of 1923. With the aesthetic ambience of the Art Deco movement this book includes articles; 1923 by costume historian James Laver, The motorcar in 1923 with drawings by Leslie Thompson, The Sailing Barge with wood engravings by Zelma Blakely, Joys of Cartophily (trade card collecting), John Lewis' Essays in the Picturesque, and Jacquetta Hawkes' Martinware, Jack Gibson's Scrap Metal Sculpture and a Valediction to longtime Saturday Book Photographer Edwin Smith. Founded in 1941 by Leonard Russell, The Saturday Book was a highly illustrated annual anthology of literary, historic, cultural and collector's writings published at Christmas time from 1941 to 1975. Russell served as editor for a decade, and was succeeded by John Hadfield. At the 1951 Modern Books and Writers Exhibition of 100 books selected to illustrate the renaissance of book design in Great Britain, Sir Francis Maynell and Mr. Desmond Flower chose The Saturday Book-with its fine medley of articles on social life- as 'the one book to represent the full versatility and fanciful possibilities of printing today'. In addition, The Saturday Books were often illustrated with a fine selection of ephemera; as noted by Maurice Rickards in his excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera. Cloth

$45.00

English Public Schools
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English Public Schools

By Warner, Rex.

London:: Collins,, 1946.. Second Impression . Fine. A Fine copy in a Near Fine D/J. Small check marks to verso of D/J. Spine sunned. Octavo (6.75 x 9 inches). Red printed boards. Pp. 48 with 8 plates in color, 30 illustrations in black and white. Features; Eton College, Winchester College, Stonyhurst College, Shrewsbury School, Harrow School, King's School, Rugby School, Writing School During W.W.II, under the threat of a lost national identity, Wm. Collins published the 'Britain in Pictures' series to acknowledge and celebrate Britain's unique contribution to the Arts, Science, Industry and Culture at large. As the finest expression of social history, this series represented all elements of Britain's distinct way of life thus fostering national pride. The series explores a wide range of subjects from British Boxing and Golf to Printed Books, Photographers, Caricaturists and Cartographers, to Ship Builders and Fishermen, all penned and fully illustrated by the noted authorities and recognized talents of the day. At the time of publication, c.1941-50, these octavo sized books were issued in an affordable, yet pleasing format: one-color printed paper boards and matching dust wrappers, and thus were available to everyone. By any standards, this series still represents the finest synopsis of any subject uniquely British. As a well loved series, these books have withstood the test of time. Boards

$45.00

English Inn Signs
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English Inn Signs

By Larwood, Jacob. Hotten, John Camden.

London:: Chatto and Windus,, 1951.. Revised Edition. Fine in Near Fine DJ. Fine in a Near Fine DJ. Quarto (7.25 x 9.75 inches). Red decorated cloth. Gilt lettered spine. [i-vi] xv, 336 pp., 16 plates. Illustrated with 16 plates of billheads from the collection of Sir Ambrose Heal. A comprehensive reference on the traditional art of the English Signboard. The history, symbolism, artists and locales are covered in this revised and modernized version of the classic work entitled "History of Signboards" which was first published in 1866. This revised edition includes a chapter on the Modern Inn Sign by Gerald Millar. Cloth

$65.00

Work for Chimny-sweepers or A warning for Tobacconists with an introduction by S.H. Atkins.  1601.
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Work for Chimny-sweepers or A warning for Tobacconists with an introduction by S.H. Atkins. 1601.

By Atkins, S.H. (Editor).

London:: Oxford Univeersity Press,, 1936.. First edition. Very Good+. VG+ (lightly soiled) boards. Text block tight. Octavo (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Ivory boards, red lettered spine, untrimmed. Earl H. Gibson bookplate designed by Rockwell Kent on front paste down. xiv, [49]pp. prefaced by listing of Shakespeare Association Facsimiles titles published to date. Originally published in 1601 and here published for the Shakespeare Association by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press. This being No. 11 of The Shakespeare Association Facsimiles; a series of rare texts illustrating life and thought in Shakespeare's England, under the general editorship of Dr. G.B. Harrison. Boards

$45.00

The Labour Party
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The Labour Party

By Hall, William Glenvil.

London:: Collins ,, 1949 .. First printing. Fine. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Lightly rubbed. Octavo (6.75 x 9 inches). Brick red printed boards with matching DJ. Pp. 48 w/ 4 plates in colour, 22 illustrations in black & white. Color plates of Rt. Hon. Clement R. Attlee portrait, Sir Lavery's MacDonald Addressing the First Labor Party at the House of Commons, Labor Party Poster by Pryse c. 1929, Uno Conference by Topolski c. 1946. During W.W.II, under the threat of a lost national identity, Wm. Collins published the 'Britain in Pictures' series to acknowledge and celebrate Britain's unique contribution to the Arts, Science, Industry and Culture at large. As the finest expression of social history, this series represented all elements of Britain's distinct way of life thus fostering national pride. The series explores a wide range of subjects from British Boxing and Golf to Printed Books, Photographers, Caricaturists and Cartographers, to Ship Builders and Fishermen, all penned and fully illustrated by the noted authorities and recognized talents of the day. At the time of publication, c.1941-50, these octavo sized books were issued in an affordable, yet pleasing format: one-color printed paper boards and matching dust wrappers, and thus were available to everyone. By any standards, this series still represents the finest synopsis of any subject uniquely British. As a well loved series, these books have withstood the test of time. Boards

$35.00

English Gardens
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English Gardens

By Roberts, Harry.

London:: William Collins,, 1944.. First Printing. Very Good. A VG Copy. Gift inscription of ffl. Octavo (6.5 x 9 in., 165 x 228 mm). Rose colored boards. Pp. 48 w/ 8 plates in colour with 23 b/w illustrations. During W.W.II, under the threat of a lost national identity, Wm. Collins published the 'Britain in Pictures' series to acknowledge and celebrate Britain's unique contribution to the Arts, Science, Industry and Culture at large. As the finest expression of social history, this series represented all elements of Britain's distinct way of life thus fostering national pride. The series explores a wide range of subjects from British Boxing and Golf to Printed Books, Photographers, Caricaturists and Cartographers, to Ship Builders and Fishermen, all penned and fully illustrated by the noted authorities and recognized talents of the day. At the time of publication, c.1941-50, these octavo sized books were issued in an affordable, yet pleasing format: one-color printed paper boards and matching dust wrappers, and thus were available to everyone. By any standards, this series still represents the finest synopsis of any subject uniquely British. As a well loved series, these books have withstood the test of time. Boards

$24.00

British Ports and Harbours
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British Ports and Harbours

By Walmsley, Leo.

London:: Collins,, 1946 .. Second Impression. Fine. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. Octavo (6.75 x 9 inches). Grey printed boards w/ matching DJ. Pp. 48 w/ 8 plates in colour, 23 b/w illustrations. A fine survey of Coastal Britain from the fishing harbours of East Anglia to the great commercial docks of London, Liverpool and Glasgow. Credit for Britian's vast maritime empire given to the traditional skill, foresights and audacity of its shipbuilders and mariners. During W.W.II, under the threat of a lost national identity, Wm. Collins published the 'Britain in Pictures' series to acknowledge and celebrate Britain's unique contribution to the Arts, Science, Industry and Culture at large. As the finest expression of social history, this series represented all elements of Britain's distinct way of life thus fostering national pride. The series explores a wide range of subjects from British Boxing and Golf to Printed Books, Photographers, Caricaturists and Cartographers, to Ship Builders and Fishermen, all penned and fully illustrated by the noted authorities and recognized talents of the day. At the time of publication, c.1941-50, these octavo sized books were issued in an affordable, yet pleasing format: one-color printed paper boards and matching dust wrappers, and thus were available to everyone. By any standards, this series still represents the finest synopsis of any subject uniquely British. As a well loved series, these books have withstood the test of time. Boards

$30.00

British Drawings
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British Drawings

By Ayrton, Michael.

London:: Collins,, 1946 .. First printing. Fine . A Fine copy in a Fine D/J. Octavo (6.75 x 9 inches). Brown printed boards with matching d/j. Pp. 48 w/ 8 plates in colour, 25 b/w illustrations. From artist and writer Michael Ayrton, a fine introduction of British Drawing from manuscript illustrators of the tenth century to artists of the early twentieth century. During W.W.II, under the threat of a lost national identity, Wm. Collins published the 'Britain in Pictures' series to acknowledge and celebrate Britain's unique contribution to the Arts, Science, Industry and Culture at large. As the finest expression of social history, this series represented all elements of Britain's distinct way of life thus fostering national pride. The series explores a wide range of subjects from British Boxing and Golf to Printed Books, Photographers, Caricaturists and Cartographers, to Ship Builders and Fishermen, all penned and fully illustrated by the noted authorities and recognized talents of the day. At the time of publication, c.1941-50, these octavo sized books were issued in an affordable, yet pleasing format: one-color printed paper boards and matching dust wrappers, and thus were available to everyone. By any standards, this series still represents the finest synopsis of any subject uniquely British. As a well loved series, these books have withstood the test of time. Boards

$48.00

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