The twelfth part of this indispensable series of 16 is now available. As usual, it is packed with illustrations of books, newspapers and magazines as they were originally issued. It is like stepping back in time to see shop windows as they were in the first decade of the 20th Century. As she notes in the introduction, it was a decade of great social change with a new monarch, women demanding the vote and a new visual aesthetic in the art nouveau style. Books were available in a variety of bindings "greater than in any decade before or since" and this helps explain why this period has always been popular with collectors. Each page here is packed with photographs of early dust jackets, trend-setting pamphlets and images of the shops and libraries themselves. Mavis, a long-time PBFA member, is now at work on the rest of the series which will conclude with part 16, the 1940s. Each part covers a separate decade (beginning with 1790 - 1799) and you can find out more about the series by clicking on the link to my other listings. Highly recommended.
28cm by 22cm approx.
Author Mavis Eggle
Illustrator Colour illustrated throughout.