Vintage (1937) hardcover travel book London compiled by Sidney Dark. Original illustrated plates by Joseph Pennell. Published by MacMillan, New York.
THIS HARDCOVER BOOK IS COMPLETE AT 176+ PAGES | NO dust jacket.
About the author: Sidney Ernest Dark was an English journalist, author and literary and cultural critic who was also editor of the Church Times, among other publications. Dark wrote more than 30 books on subjects ranging from the church to literature and theatre, as well as biographies and novels. Illustrator Joseph Pennell was a well-respected American etcher, lithographer and writer who was one of the major book illustrators throughout the 1930s and into the early mid century.
About the book: An authoritative travel guide to the major sites of London, England and the history behind them. This work by Sidney Dark includes the only illustrations of London ever done by American etcher Joseph Pennell. The drawings were originally made by Mr. Pennell in 1908, but this book represents the first time they were reproduced for publication. Sidney Dark was chosen to write a text accompanying Pennell s illustrations. He traveled to the scene of each of Pennell's fifty-five (55) drawings within the book to describe, in words, what Pennell had already described with pictures.
Condition: In EXCELLENT! and complete condition with NO! ripped or torn pages and NO! dog-eared corners. Internal pages show MODERATE! foxing. Blue cloth covers are bright and vivid with MINIMAL! fading or wear. Gold embossed cover and spine accents show MINIMAL! wear. All text is clear and vivid, all etching plates by Joseph Pennell are bright and vivid. There is an inscription attached to the front of an envelope inside the front overleaf that can be removed but we have chosen to leave the words of the prior owner of the book intact.
Approximate measurements: 11" x 8" | hardvover | NO! dust jacket | 176++ pages complete
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