Southern Spain

CALVERT, Albert. F., and Trevor HADDON [illustrator]. Southern Spain.

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CALVERT, Albert. F., and Trevor HADDON [illustrator]. Southern Spain. London, [Menpes Press] for Adam & Charles Black, 1908.

8vo. Original red decorative cloth designed by Turbaine, lettered in gilt, gilt top edge; pp. xii, 210, [2, colopgon], [4, advertisements]75 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guard, a pull-out map and [4] pp. adverts at the end of the volume; offsetting from endpaper, otherwise very good; provenance: school-prize plate on front fly-leaf, Kidderminster High School for Girls device gilt-stamped to front cover.
First edition, 3000 copies, one of the rarest of the 20/- series. ‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)
Inman 76.