|Original edition Britain in Pictures (1943) on the left|
Prion reprint Writers' Britain on the right (1997)
In a shameless appeal to my readers, I asked that if anyone had any others in the series, that they were willing to part with, to let me know in hopes that we could come to financial agreement about the book or books.
To my delight, Joan commented that she had one - English Cities and Small Towns by John Betjeman. It turns out that her book was part of a series of 1997 reprints by Prion of a few of the books in the original series which it entitled Writers' Britain. Other reprints in this series include Edith Sitwell's English Women, Grahame Green's English Dramatists, and Vita Sackville-West's English Country Houses.
The reprints include the black and white illustrations and color plates that were published in the originals. They are a bit smaller (7.5 x 5) than the originals and fit nicely in the hands for reading.
Joan kindly donated her copy to my collection and I am thrilled to have it. I have never seen either of the editions in my trolling of used bookstores in America, but I will keep looking.
Thanks again, Joan!