The West Coast of Scotland - Skye to Oban

The West Coast of Scotland - Skye to Oban. A Shell Guide.

London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, [1938]. 8vo. First edition. Original red plastic comb binding with 'West Coast of Scotland' gilt. Four colour maps and black and white photographs throughout. 'Seventeen large photographs depicting Highland life and Scenery' in magenta tone. Covers a little rubbed at edges and a little wrinkling to the bottom corner of the back. Some light foxing to the photographic section. Near fine. Item #3931

'What it is not is a motorist's guide', (David Heathcote, A Shell Eye on England (2011)). 'West Coast of Scotland is in its own way a very gentlemanly book, wearing its knowledge and politics clearly but lightly, leaving enough space for the reader to make up his own mind, and enough space for some avuncular and full entries and beautifully balanced landscapes.' After the war, the second edition was 'filleted of most of its political content'. Scarce.

Price: £350.00

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