Shell Guide to Wiltshire, A Series Of Views, Of Castles, Seats of the Nobility, Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.
8vo. (229 x 179 mm.) Original metal spiral bound card wrappers, both upper and lower wrappers illustrated with a photo montage designed by Lord Berners; 62, pp., 8 b/w photo plates (included in the pagination) and numerous b/w photo illustrations throughout, 1 double-page colour-printed map of the county; light creasing to the upper wrapper, otherwise a bright, clean copy.
First edition of the second of the Shell Guides under the general editorship of John Betjeman. Robert Byron’s original gazetteer which had accompanied his introductory essay was replaced, prior to publication, by one compiled by Edith Olivier, leading to acrimony between Byron and the publisher.
Stock number: 1176