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The Apples of England. Foreword by SIR. A. D. HALL.

pp. 206, (xxiii) Advertisements, (i). 36 coloured plates and 2 monochrome plates. In contemporary green morocco by LEIGHTON-STRAKER, top edge gilt, one plate with a small brown mark not on the image and ghosting to plates before and after, spine sunned, some scuffs and scratches but a good copy, with this inscription from the author - 'Many can grow good apples, Some may write about them. A. G. Symmons has portrayed them beautifully and his pictures will be enjoyed by many.' 1946. A. G. Symmons has also added his signature and possibly an inscription in his hand - 'With the Publisher's regards and grateful appreciation'. 1946. Ending the Foreword to this edition, Taylor has added a lengthy appreciation of Symmons's 'expert guidance' with the Sun Engraving Co. who presumably produced the coloured illustrations. In GRACE'S GUIDE to British Industrial History, there is this entry for ANDRE & SLEIGH, originally SUN PRINTERS - '1913 A. G. Symmons joined; together Greenhill, Cook and Symmons developed the firm's gravure printing facilities. 1914 Participated in the 5th International Exhibition of the Printing and Allied Trades at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, showing 3 and 4 colour photo-engraving and machine photo-gravure. 1914 Their work was exhibited at the Agricultural Hall, London.'

Crosby Lockwood & Son. London.

Date Published: 1946. Third edition. L8vo.

Stock No. 61791

Price: 60.00