The English People.London: Collins, 1947 Stock Code: 143890
First edition, first impression. The book was commissioned as one of Collins's Britain in Pictures series, for which the books were conceived as a form of cultural propaganda to promote British values and describe aspects of British life during the Second World War.
Octavo. Original green paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front cover in white, vignette to front cover in white.
With 8 colour plates, 17 and black and white illustrations in the text, by artists including Edward Ardizzone, L. S. Lowry, Walter Sickert and Henry Moore.
Light rubbing at extremities and toning to endpapers, else a very good copy in good jacket, chipping at spine panel ends, light staining around foot of spine panel on verso, minor shelfwear.
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