Shell Guide to Wiltshire. A Series of Views, of Castles, Seats of the Nobility, Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.

Shell Guide to Wiltshire. A Series of Views, of Castles, Seats of the Nobility, Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &c.
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Edited by Robert Byron. Gazetteer compiled by Edith Olivier. General Editor: John Betjeman. Cover designed by Lord Berners.

London. The Architectural Press. 1935. First edition. Spiral-bound wrappers. 64 pages. Illustrated throughout in b&w. 230 x 185mm (9 x 7"). 0.3kg. . English. Very good; light shelf wear commensurate with age, minor creasing at base of rear cover, binding secure, no tears or inscriptions, a very well-preserved copy.

A very well-preserved first edition copy of Wiltshire, one of the earliest Shell Guides,after Betjeman's Cornwall. The series was published as guidebooks for the aspiring, car-driving metropolitan sightseer. The guide includes maps and chapters on antiquities, industries, nature notes, war and sport. It ends with a gazetteer compiled by Edith Olivier.

Lord Berners designed the front and back covers, creating a collage of various photographs, old and new, of Wiltshire places and people. The majority of the photographs were taken by Maurice Beck and Christopher Sykes contributed a line drawing.