OUR BEAUTIFUL HOMELAND: The Thames: Windsor Castle: Hampton Court: Dickens Land

(London: The Gresham Publishing Company LTD., [circa 1920]).

FIRST EDITION OF THE FOUR AND A VERY BRIGHT AND ATTRACTIVE COPY. IT IS UNUSUAL TO FIND THE BOOK IN SUCH NICE CONDITION. Four of England's most scenic districts are described by leading authors and given a full complement of 12 wonderful colourplates each. A watercolourist best known for his impressive landscapes, Haslehust was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal West of England Academy (RWA) and Royal British Colonial Society of Artists (RBC), and exhibited regularly at many venues including the Royal Academy in London. His beautiful paintings of British towns and country-sides were featured in travel posters for both the LNER and LMS railways. Item #28408

First Edition of the combined four titles. With 48 colourplates, including 12 for each section, from the paintings of Ernest W. Haslehust, R.B.A. Also with pictorial headpieces at the start of each of the four sections. 8vo, publisher's original white cloth, lettered and decorated in an English rose motif on both upper cover and spine in dark green and red, gray endpapers printed in a similar motif in dark green. 56; 56; 64; 64 pp. A fine and handsome copy, the white cloth is clean with only very minimal mellowing and the text likewise with some of the occasional foxing as often the case. The fine colourplates are all in excellent condition.

Price: $75.00