Sparham: The Mainstone Press, 2008. 4to. Limited edition of 750 copies. Navy cloth lettered in silver with a printed paper label to the upper board. In navy card slipcase as issued. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. As new. Item #2626
'High Street' is one of the most collectable artist's books of the pre-Second World War period. It consists of twenty-four colour lithographs by Eric Ravilious with a text by J.M. Richards. The illustrations were taken from real shops. The plates were destroyed in the Blitz, by which time only two thousand copies had been printed. This volume reprints the entire work and has essays which set the book in its historical context and try to identify the featured businesses.
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