Piper (John)

Oxon. [Shell Guides, No.11, General Editor: John Betjeman.]

Published: Batsford

Date: 1938

FIRST EDITION, colour--printed map and numerous illustrations from photographs,pp. 45, small 4to, original spiral-bound pictorial card wrappers, very good

A guide to the county, omitting the city of Oxford itself - because, as Piper’s Preface puts it, ‘there are two ways of treating Oxford: to overdo it or ignore it’. Piper’s take on the county is playful and vivid in detail.


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