Book Catalogue – Britain in Pictures

The 'Britain In Pictures' series was produced by Collins at the end of World War II in a bid to raise the morale of the British people in a time of national crisis. A near-complete collection.

1. ANSON, Peter F. British Sea Fishermen.

Collins. 1944.

£30

8vo. Original blue boards and wrapper; 8 plates, 23 text illustrations; wrapper a little marked and chipped, very good.First edition.

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2. ARBERRY, A.J. British Orientalists.

Collins. 1943.

£30

8vo. Original orange boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates, 20 text illustrations; front endpaper sometime replaced, very good.First edition.

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3. AYRTON, Michael British Drawings.

Collins. 1946.

£40

8vo. Original brown boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates, 25 text illustrations; previous woner's bookplate to front pastedown, very good.First edition.

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4. BARKER, Ernest. British Statesmen.

Collins. 1941.

£40

8vo. Original brown boards and wrapper; 12 colour plates, 17 text illustrations; very good.First edition.

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5. BATCHELOR, Denzil. British Boxing.

Collins. 1948.

£100

8vo. Original brown baords and dustwrapper; with 8 coloured plates and other illustrations; a little faint spottigg to wrapper, very good.First edition. One of the rarest volumes in the Britain In Pictures series/

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6. BEATON, Cecil. British Photographers.

William Collins, 1944.

£70

8vo, original boards; with 4 plates in colour, 8 plates in sepia and 20 illustrations in black and white; a near fine copy.First edition.

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7. BETJEMAN, John English Cities and Small Towns.

William Collins. 1943.

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8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. With 8 plates in colour and 31 illustrations in black and white. Head and tail of spine of wrapper slightly chipped,, otherwise a very good copy.First…

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8. BICKNELL, Peter. British Hills and Mountains.

Collins. 1947.

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8vo. Original dark green boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates, 23 text illustrations; wrapper a little chipped to corners, very good.First edition.

 

9. BIRCH, Nigel. The Conservative Party.

Collins. 1949.

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8vo. Original blue boards and wrapper; 4 colour plates, 21 text illustrations; very good.First edition.

 

10. BLAKE, George British Ships and Shipbuilders.

Collins. 1946.

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8vo. Original blue boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates, 29 text illustrations; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, very good.First edition.

 

11. BLUNDEN, Edmund. English Villages.

William Collins. 1941.

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8vo. Original yellow ochre paper-covered boards, lettered in white; with 12 plates in colour and 25 black and white illustrations; a very good copy in dust-jacket with minor rubbing to the…

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12. BONE, Stephen. British Weather.

Collins. 1946.

£40

8vo. Original grey boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates, 29 text illustrations; spine of wrapper a little rubbed, very good.First edition.

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13. BOULENGER, E.G. British Anglers' Natural History.

Collins. 1946.

£35

8vo. Original blue boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates, 22 text illustrations; a little chipping to head and foot of spine of wrapper, very good.First edition.

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14. BOWEN, Elizabeth. English Novelists.

Collins. 1945.

£30

8vo. Original brown boards and wrapper; 8 colour plates and 19 text illsutrations; very good.Second edition.

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15. BURKE, Thomas English Inns.

Collins. 1943.

£50

8vo. Original paper-covered boards and matching wrapper; pp. 48, 8 colour plates, numerous illustrations; very good.First edition

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