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Codrington, Country Life Picture Book of London.

Codrington, Country Life Picture Book of London.

Codrington, John (Introduction). Country Life Picture Book of London. First Edition. London, Country Life, 1951. 28 x 22 cm. (4), 88 full page photographic plates, xvi pages of advertising. Original pale cloth with gilt title on front board. In original dust jacket. Good in fair dust jacket. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Binding partially discoloured and faded. Edges and end papers age darkened. Long gift inscription by Benita Alanbrooke for her husband Field Marshal Alanbrooke on front free end paper. Dust jacket in poor condition with several cuts and paper losses. Internally clean, but age dulled.

Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brooke, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke.
From the gift inscription: ‘For my dear Lord Lieutenant of London & Constable of H. M. Tower of London. Herein is recorded some of the fair loveliness of the County of London. [Followed by a long Quote].
With my Love, Benita. 1951.
Alanbrooke held the positions of Constable of the Tower of London from 1950 – 1955 and
Lord Lieutenant of the County of London from 1950 – 1957.

Our price: EUR 45,-- 

Codrington, Country Life Picture Book of London.
Codrington, Country Life Picture Book of London.
Codrington, Country Life Picture Book of London.

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