High Street. Eric Ravilious, J M. Richards.
High Street
High Street

High Street

London: Country Life Press, 1938. Ravilious, Eric. First edition. Boards. 102 pages. 23.3 x 15.3 cm. Wood engraved title vignette and twenty four color lithographed illustrations by Ravilious of English shop fronts most of them in London -- an infinite variety from an undertaker to a baker to an oyster bar. The Foreword and text by James Maude Richards, noted architectural writer. This classic rather fragile picture book printed by the Curwen Press was produced in a single run of 2000 copies, and printed later in facsimile (2008), as the plates were destroyed in World War II bombing raid. Ravilious died in 1942, when his aircraft was lost off the coast of Iceland on a search mission. Tiny owner inscription front cover pastedown of Banock Quint. Slight bowing, paper loss front cover spine head, and nicked at foot. Illustrated boards in blue, black and brown. Very good. Item #22261

Price: $3,000.00

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