Title: Our Beautiful Homeland: Canterbury
Author: Norah Baldwin Martin
Illustrator: Jack Merriott
Year: 1930 (First Edition)
Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited
Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Description: Documenting the history of the city and its famous cathedral, the book is split into two sections: The City and The Cathedral. The former describes Canterbury's origins from when it was a small settlement founded by the Early Britons and chronicles the city's development right up until the beginning of the 20th Century.
Illustrated throughout with 8 full-colour plates depicting the various historic sites which Canterbury is famous for. The front and rear pastedowns, plus the fep and rep, contain reproductions of a Victorian era map of the city.
The jacket is unclipped and bears its original price of 5/-; its only defect is a small (1 cm) tear near the lower left corner on the front. The book itself is in excellent condition: the binding is tight, the pages (including the plates) are bright, clean, and free from any tanning or foxing whatsoever.
Undated first edition.
Measures 9.2″ × 6.6″ (23 cm × 16.5 cm). 4to. 62 pp.