Published by Hutchinson and Co in a set of four volumes. Edited by Walter Hutchinson. Bound in Green cloth with extensive gilt decoration and titles to front and spine.
All four volumes are showing some signs of age. Covers are bowed and slightly age-darkened. There is some foxing to end papers and inside pages are also a bit darkened near the edges. In volumes 1 & 2 the binding is no longer secure. Nevertheless, inside pages are clean and the colour illustrations are bright.
A popular and illustrated account of the magnificent historical, architectural and picturesque wonders of the counties of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. This edition, thought to be the first, is not dated although suggested dates are 1920/1923.
These books contain about 2,000 illustrations, mostly in black and white. More than 2,000 pages covering every county of the British Isles including what is now the Republic of Ireland.
As a snapshot of Britain between the World Wars, this reference work makes fascinating reading. Would grace the shelves of any hotel, guesthouse or private collector. Because of weight, this set carries additional postage cost.