HIGH STREET. J. M. Richards.


Illustrated by Eric Ravilious. Afterword by Gill Saunders. Pp. 112(last colophon), coloured frontispiece and 23 plates within pagination, black & white pictorial title page, 6 text illustrations (5 coloured); pictorial papered boards; dust wrapper; V & A Publishing, London, 2012. Facsimile edition. *Originally published in 1938, in an edition of 2,000 copies. When the Curwen Press was bombed during the Blitz, the lithographic plates for the illustrations were destroyed. \lquote Introduces the British high street, pairing the timeless illustrations of Eric Ravilious with an engaging text by architectural historian J. R. Richards. Shops include the family butcher, the coach builder, the cheesemonger, the knife grinder and the oyster bar' [wrapper blurb]. Item #154507

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