Item #4895 Bucks. John Nash.

Bucks. A Shell Guide. With notes on monuments by Katherine A. Esdaile.

London: Faber and Faber, [1939]. 8vo. First edition, second issue. Original off white cloth, overprinted in black on the spine, with ring binding inside. Two coloured maps and numerous black and white photographs throughout. Advertisement for Shell on the Road at the rear by Edward Bawden. Unclipped d/w is a little dust-soiled and rubbed along the top and bottom edges and has a short closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel which radiates creases. Contents clean. Near fine in very good + dust-wrapper. Item #4895

The endpapers are of leaf sketches by the author/artist. The double page photomontage 'Slough Then and Now' was an influence on John Betjeman's poem 'Slough'. Friendly bombs. When Faber and Faber took over publication in 1939, they reissued existing titles with a new title page to indicate the change of publisher and put the original limp-covered ring binding in practical stiff cloth boards. The dust-wrapper reproduces the original paper cover illustrations.

Price: £125.00

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