Shutting Up Shop..
Bound in original pictorial boards in matching dust wrapper. A fine copy.
Heaton Moor, Stockport
The decline of the traditional small shop.
Square 4to. 10.25 x 10.25 inches.
Illustrated throughout by colour photographs.
Illustrations of sixty shops and shopkeepers from the Art Shop to the Umbrella Shop, from photographs taken on a 10 X 8 plate camera in the 1970s and 80s by John Londei. The project finished in 1987 and in 2004 the author began revisiting the shops to update it, finding that many had closed, often not long after the photographs were taken. The results are recorded in the afterword which gives small then and now photographs and a brief account of the changes that have occurred.
[Stock No. 24679]