London: Privately Printed at the Curwen Press, 1953. xxi,427,pp. Color frontispiece plus thirty- two fine collotype plates. Large, thick quarto. Polished buckram, t.e.g., gilt label. A few patches of light flecking to sizing along edges of boards, ink name on endsheet (see below), otherwise a very good copy, without dust jacket. Item #WRCLIT64781
First edition. One of four hundred numbered copies. Among the most comprehensive works in its field, carefully describing over 600 books, panoramas, periodicals, and the like, depicting British life in aquatint and lithography. With the ownership signature of noted specialist antiquarian bookseller, Ben Weinreb.