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Book Description

First edition. Original printed paper wraps. Stapled. Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. A vignette at the start of each of the three sections and a small engraving on the title page of a beach with white cliffs and a lighthouse. Colour folding map at rear showing the Southern Railway network. Light tanning to spine and with just a hint of foxing to covers and end papers. The staples are rusted but holding. Near fine.
Dealer Notes
The crown and sceptre paper was commissioned by the Curwen Press for Heals in 1935 and reused for this pamphlet. The booklet was produced for the benefit of overseas visitors to the Royal Jubilee. ‘Welcome to England, the land of your fathers’! Fortunately the printed invitation to obtain more information has not been torn out (as it recommends) and handed to a ticket collector. Scarce.
Author Mais, S.P.B., Charles Graves & D.I. Fraser Harris
Date 1935
Publisher London, Southern Railway of England

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