Britain In Pictures - English Public Schools - 1946 - Antique Book

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Condition: Very good

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Britain In Pictures - English Public Schools - 1946 - Antique Book

"In 1941, with most of Europe occupied by Germany, Britain was in a grim predicament. While facing this threat, Collins, the publisher now known as HarperCollins, decided to launch a remarkable series of social history books called Britain in Pictures. The books were designed to boost morale. However, they also served to record the British way of life in case it was lost under a German occupation.

The books were slim volumes with simple, distinctive covers, but it was the array of authors that made this series special. For many book collectors, obtaining the entire series of Britain in Pictures books is a quest. Collins published the books in large quantities and priced them cheaply. Today they can be picked up for anything from a few dollars to $200 depending on condition.

Anyone wishing to collect the series should reference Britain in Pictures: A History & Bibliography by Michael Carney. The Britain in Pictures books were so successful that Collins continued to publish them until 1949. From the social history aspect, the series offers an insight into sections of British life that disappeared after World War II."

Some wear to dustjacket but book in very good condition overall. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.

Size 23cm x 17cm x 1cm

PRODUCT DETAILS


Condition: Very good
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: ["Dust Jacket", "Illustrated"]
Region: United Kingdom
Subject: History
Original/Facsimile: Original
Seller Notes: Some wear to dustjacket but book in very good condition overall. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.
Language: English
Author: Rex Warner
Publisher: Collins: London
Year Printed: 1946
Sub-subject: British History