Title: A Taxi Driver's London
Author: Maxwell Revenell Green
Illustrator: Maxwell Revenell Green
Year: 1969 (First Edition)
Publisher: David & Charles
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good/Very Good
Description: "For seeing London as it really is, the driving-seat of a taxicab has the edge on any other viewpoint—even the top of a bus. Maxwell Green, a skilful and sympathetic photographer, has for years used his taxi as a mobile studio. Again and again he has caught London unawares, and he revels in the close and unusual look at familiar sights, the gay [stop sniggering at the back!], the bizarre or the puzzling. Adding observant comments, he has made a delightful and revealing study of his working environment, streets seething with the world's greatest conglomeration of human beings—or occasionally oddly deserted." The summary on the inside flap, from which the above text is taken, erroneously states that the book is split into eleven sections – the actual number is twelve (excluding the introduction).
Illustrated throughout with excellent b&w photographs.
Light grey cloth boards, with gilded text to spine, are in superb condition. Corners and spine are perfectly straight. Unclipped (40s net), glossy pictorial dust jacket has water damage on the inside, which has lightly seeped through onto the front and rear. There is also some light scuffing along the top edge. Otherwise the jacket is in excellent, loss-free condition. Pages are printed on glossy paper, and are lightly tanned. The aforementioned water damage has transferred itself faintly onto the last 20 or so pages. A careless car-booter, or other negligent 'trader', has crossed out the pencilled price of 70p on the ffep with a blue biro, and written 30p below it. Other than that, the book is unmarked. Binding is sound.
Measures 9.8″ × 7.4″ (24.5 cm × 18.5 cm). Oversize 8vo. 112 pp.