8vo. First edition. Original red plastic comb binding with ‘West Coast of Scotland’ gilt. Four colour maps and black and white photographs throughout. ‘Seventeen large photographs depicting Highland life and Scenery’ in magenta tone. The comb is split towards the middle. Edges a bit rubbed. The map and photograph sections are a bit foxed around the edges. Near fine.
‘What it is not is a motorist’s guide’, (David Heathcote, A Shell Eye on England (2011)). ‘West Coast of Scotland is in its own way a very gentlemanly book, wearing its knowledge and politics clearly but lightly, leaving enough space for the reader to make up his own mind, and enough space for some avuncular and full entries and beautifully balanced landscapes.’ After the war, the second edition was ‘filleted of most of its political content’. Scarce.
Author Bone, Stephen
Publisher London, B. T. Batsford Ltd
Offered by Anthony Smith Books