Price: $15.00 USD
Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Very Good-
148 pp, 9 1/4" H, medium blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. B&w plates, reproductions, drawings, 2 colour plates (including frontispiece). A history of the family business begun by Bradley Thomas Batsford in 1843 up to the time of the Second World War, looking at the management, staff, premises, publications and authors. Batsford's main focus has always been architecture, from the huge folios of its early days to the accessible series that have introduced the British people (and others) to the beauties of the churches, country houses, cottages, etc. of their country. Contents: Foreword; B.T. Batsford: his Family, Early Life and Apprenticeship; Early Days of the Business; First Publications; A Victorian Bookseller-Publisher; New Premises and a New Arrival; Bradley and Herbert Batsford: Publishing Developments; Harry Batsford; A Tribute to Herbert Batsford; The Great War; Portrait of a Charwoman; Another New Arrival; Post-war Ups and Downs; The Move to Mayfair; A Publishing "New Deal"; Publishers' Journeys; William Hanneford-Smith: a Tribute; William Hanneford-Smith: an Account of his Work; Charles Fry; Brian Cook; Work at Home and Abroad; A Wartime Evacuation; The War in North Audley Street; Publishing from the Malvern Hills; Some Predecessors in a Tradition; Graduation in a Tradition; Some Friends of Batsfords; Thoughts on a Century; Acknowledgment; Index. Lean to spine, gift inscription in ink from 1953 written on front free endpaper, small bump at top of spine, slight browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several small edge tears (some with creases) and small to tiny edge chips, light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel; protected in a mylar sleeve.
Title: A BATSFORD CENTURY: THE RECORD OF A HUNDRED YEARS OF PUBLISHING AND BOOKSELLING, 1843-1943.
Edition: Second Impression with Corrections.
Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1944
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: Good-
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 30341
Keywords: B.T. Batsford, Booksellers, Publishers, Publishing, Harry Batsford, Charles Fry, Publishing Houses, London, Publishing Premises, Herbert Batsford, First World War, Second World War, Mayfair, William Hanneford-Smith, Brian Cook, Batsford Family, North audley Street, Evacuations, Malvern Hills, Authors, Architecture, Architectural Books, Books About Books, Book Production, Architects, Bradley Thomas Batsford, Letitia Batsford, Title Pages, Bookselling, Hector Bolitho, Book Jackets, Family Businesses, British Heritage Series, Craftsmanship, Face of Brtian Series, J. Alfred Gotch, heritage Series, High Holborn, Book Illustration, Illustration Process, Family History, Sydney Jones, Book Shops, Photography, Retail Bookselling, A.E. Richardson, Secondhand Bookselling, Isaac Taylor, Aymer Vallance, Walton Villa, William Henry Ward.,