Title: The Old Towns Of England
Author: Clive Rouse
Illustrator: W. Sidney Causer, Brian Cook
Year: 1936 (First Edition)
Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd.
Condition: Near Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: The author describes the origin and history of every sort of English town, from the medieval cathederal city to the 18th Century spa.
The book contains in excess of 120 high quality, b&w photographs, a coloured frontis depicting Lyme Regis, and maps of Lewes and Leicester as they looked in the 1930s.
Overall condition is very good: the pages have generally resisted tanning and what foxing there is is largely confined to the page edges — the plates remain as new. The jacket is also in good condition, considering the book's age. There is a small 2 cm (0.8″) loss at the rear, otherwise the jacket is complete and hasn't been price-clipped (original price of 7s. 6d. present on inside flap). There is some minor foxing on the front and rear of the wrapper, as well as a stain on the spine.
Measures 5.6″ × 9.2″ (14 cm × 23 cm). 120 pp. + 30 pages detailing other books by the publisher.