METROLAND. Illustrates BETJEMAN. JOHN. -- Boyd Harte. Glynn.
METROLAND.
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METROLAND.
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METROLAND.

Warren Editions. London. 1977.

FIRST EDITION, Limited to 220 copies, numbered and signed by both author and illustrator. 4to. (11.4 x 9.1 inches). 23 leaves, illustrated with 16 original coloured lithographs. Verses are taken from Betjeman's commentary for Edward Mirzoeff's BBC documentary, Metro-land, shown in 1973 and are printed in red on thin, almost transparent, paper opposite the illustrations. Witty artistic binding by designer bookbinder Chris Hicks, representing a typical semi-detached "Metro-Land" house. Full red morocco leather in the shape of a house, including chimney, with windows, door and sloping roof. Decorative endapers. Bookbinder's signature in blind on the rear cover. In a yellow cloth fitted clam shell box with gilt title on spine. The box has a little wear but the book is in fine condition. Some correspondence from the Binder, loosely inserted, shows that the binding was executed in 1989.

Item #9884

Price: £3,750.00