Unknown Essex




John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited.






Being a series of unmethodical explorations of the county illustrated in line and colour by the author.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 4to. 7.25 x 8.5 inches. xiii + [i] + 204 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, boards with blind stamped panels enclosing gilt block of county shield (repeated on spine). Deckled edges. Minor wear to extremities, fly leaves browned and edges a little browned; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 30 black and white and colour plates, including frontispiece and one double page and by many other original sketches, including whole page, and maps by the author. Maxwell's highly distinctive and attractive illustrations add an extra dimension to the erudite charm of this book. He covers industrial and other subjects often neglected by other writers, including a notable sketch of the Marconi wireless sketch at Chelmsford and a chapter describing the moated village of Pleshey. Donald Maxwell (1877-1936) was an artist and book illustrator who lived in Kent and wrote several titles in the publisher's Unknown county series.

[Stock No. 26451]

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