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

Edited by Robert Byron. Gazetteer compiled by Edith Olivier. General Editor: John Betjeman. Cover designed by Lord Berners.

The Architectural Press. London. April 1935. First edition. Paperback; spiral-bound wrappers. 64 pages. Illustrated throughout in b&w. English. 230 x 185mm. 0.3kg. . Very good; some white speckling to front cover, slight shelf wear commensurate with age but generally an excellent copy of a fragile item.

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.