The Channel Islands

CAREY, Edith F., and Henry B. WIMBUSH [illustrator]. The Channel Islands.

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CAREY, Edith F., and Henry B. WIMBUSH [illustrator]. The Channel Islands. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1904.

8vo. Original dark blue decorative boards, lettered in gilt, with a gilt top edge; 76 colour-plate ilustrations, captioned on the tissue guard; minor wear to extremities, a little marked on front cover, previous owner's inscription on the recto of front fly-leaf, endpapers browned, as usual; internally, apart from a little scattered spotting to text a good copy.
First edition. 3000 copies.
‘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 13.

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