Price: $20.00 USD
Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good+
80 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/16" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, b&w drawings. "Admirers of Don Breckon's unerring blend of a faultless eye for detail and an irresistible nostalgia for the era of steam will need no prompting to acquire and treasure this beautifully produced book. It is all here: the shapely majesty of the locomotives (with the emphasis on the Great Western, but with all the Big Four well represented), set in landscapes of a 'classical Constable calmness'; the stations, accurate in every evocative period detail; the hidden rituals of the engine shed; the porters, signalmen and passengers who were privileged to play their part in this glorious panorama. The artist himself has provided the commentary, and Roger Malone has written an introduction full of delightful revelations of the life and work of a painter who, he says, 'reminds us of what we are missing in a world that has dismissed character and individuality in favour of streamlined efficiency'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small area of delamination at bottom edge of front panel.
Title: THE RAILWAYS PAINTINGS OF DON BRECKON.
ISBN Number: 0862880505
Illustrator: Don Breckon.
Location Published: London, Greenwich Editions: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Inscription: Not Signed
Categories: Trains & Railways, Art - General, Transportation
Seller ID: 19204
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