Editorial: Country Life, 1938
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Jonkers Rare Books
Henley on Thames, OXON, Reino Unido

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First edition. Original pictorial paper covered boards in original glassine dustwrapper with printed card flaps. A superb, near fine copy, showing only trivial wear to the spine ends and corners and a prize label (to Paul Sharp) to the front pastedown, in a very good glassine with a couple of minor chips and two closed tears. An exceptional copy of a very fragile production. Cover illustrations and 24 full page colour lithographs by Eric Ravilious. Ravilious began work on his 'High Street' lithographs in 1935 following a suggestion from Helen Binyon that he do an alphabet of shops. He deliberately sought out odd shops with special and often Victorian visual appeal as inspiration for the work. With the addition of text from Ravilious's friend, Jim Richards, what was produced was one of the most famous and iconic illustrated books of the twentieth century. The New Statesman wrote that the designs were 'so gay and vivid that they surprise the reader like the shops themselves when they light up on a foggy morning'. The book was never reprinted because the original plates were destroyed in a bombing raid in 1942 (in the same year Ravilious, who was a captain in the Royal Marines and an official war artist, was killed in action). Notoriously hard to find in decent condition, as the publisher's pictorial boards are so fragile, and virtually unknown in its glassine complete with flaps. N° de ref. de la librería 31683

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Editorial: Country Life

Año de publicación: 1938

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

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Jonkers Rare Books specialise in fine and rare books with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century literature. Our stock includes many signed or association copies, beautifully illustrated versions of classic tales and important books in many fields. Based in Henley on Thames we also stock books related to the River Thames and the sport of rowing.

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Jonkers Rare Books Ltd

24 Hart Street
Henley on Thames
Oxon RG9 2AU

Email: info@jonkers.co.uk
Tel: 01491 576427

Registered in Great Britain: Company 5060399; VAT No GB693205236

Contacts: Christiaan Jonkers or Sam Jonkers

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