Country Life Picture Book of London, Country Life Limited. First Edition. 1951. SOLD 10.07.2014.
Published by Country Life Limited. Dimensions : 292mm x 226mm x 12mm. Weight : 0.680kg net. Condition : Good.
Country Life Picture Book of London, with an introduction by John Codrington. Published by Country Life Limited 2-10, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London W.C.2. Process engraving by The Sun Engraving Co. Limited, London & Watford. Printed in GB by Balding & Mansell Ltd., London & Wisbech. 1951. First Edition.
Dimensions : 292mm x 226mm x 12mm
4to, 88 gloss full plate black and white photographs on numbered pages, plus additional advertising pages I to XVI following.
Condition/Notes : Generally good. The DJ is in fair condition with creases and tears to front and some marking to face. Front DJ fold is quite good with wear to edges, tear to lower lh corner, general toning, price marked 12s. NET. Back DJ is poor with wear and tears to edges, section missing lower lh corner, section missing rh corner, crease across the lower centre. Back DJ fold fair with toning and details of other CL editions. DJ spine is worn and torn. Front grey linen board is good with light wear and gilt print. Back board is similar. Spine is quite good with wear top and tail, gilt print. Front paste-down blank off-white, lower rh corner has label Winnifred Broadhead Ltd., Fine Art Dealers, Friar Lane , Nottingham. Facing e/p blank off-white; verso blank. Frontisplate follows with photo of Westminster Bridge. Title page follows with details; verso publication/printing details. Introduction follows by John Codrington 1951. List of Plates follows with details of all 88 plates and acknowledgements; verso Reference Map of London. Plate nr 1 follows through to plate nr 88. All in very good condition with no damage and light toning to border edges. Following plate 88 is the advertising section pI to XVI providing a high quality black and white selection ranging from Harrods Ltd to Eage Star Insurance Co. Ltd. all with high class presentation. Back e/p blank off-white and facing paste-down. Binding quite tight. Fully intact. Dusting to edges. Overall, a very interesting collection of photographic plates of London c1951 and very interesting collection of advertising. Please view the images below :