The Basque Country. – Fedden, Katharine.

Fedden, Katharine.


Publisher: Illustrated by Romily Fedden. Adam and Charles Black Ltd. London. 1921 (Ist Edition)
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8vo, XXI, 197pp. Hardcover in navy blue boards in very good condition, no d/w, with gold title and decoration on front board and an unfaded spine with only minimal shelf wear and a very tight uncracked spine with minor flecking on all edges, text is in very good condition though with a heavily tanned half title and rear end page and a neat prior collector’s name signed on the ffep. All 24 magnificent colour plates and descriptive tissue guards are present undamaged. A scarce volume of one of the latter 20/- Colour Books by A & C Black (apparently No. 644 in the Inman catalogue), written very much as a touring guide book in competition to the Baedecker books of the time. Fewer illustrations exist in this later production as opposed to early Black Colour Books and they were painted by Arthur Romilly Fedden (1875 – 1939) an English artist and watercolourist who perished tragically with his wife (who narrated this book) from injuries in a famous train crash of the Sud Express in the very Basque country they so admired. A beautiful testimony to their lives.