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Brian Cook The Villages of England Notebook

Brian Cook

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781840656015

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 27 July 2011

Category: Stationery

Introducing a beautiful new range of notebooks adorned with stunning illustrations and photographs from our rich archives. All exquisitely finished and cloth bound with woodfree paper, large pocket at the back and elastic closure.

These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Brian Cook’s heightened use of colour encapsulates classic scenes of glorious countryside of old England and his work has become highly collectable.

The Villages of England by A.K. Wickham was first published by B.T. Batsford in 1932. The dust jacket illustration of the village of Kersey in Suffolk by Brian Cook was part of the innovative English Life series published by Batsford throughout the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Perfect for lovers of vintage book jackets!

ABOUT THE Author

Brian Cook (1910–1991) was the nephew of Harry Batsford, chairman of the Batsford family publishing firm from 1917 to 1952. He himself became chairman of the company in 1952. His design work, almost exclusively for Batsford, was pioneering and timeless. 

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