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Ashbee, C R - Rarity] Where the Great City - Ashbee, C R - 1917. 
London: The Essex House Press, 1917. First edition. Quarto. Original bright blue pictorial paper covered boards, beige cloth spine with black lettering. In extremely scarce original pictorial tan dust wrapper repeating the same cover design with stylized skyscraper city scape and geometric lines and lettering. 121 superb illustrations by Ashbee, central figure in the Arts and Crafts design movement, printer and architect and founder of the Essex House Press. Includes monochrome plates and illustrations, errata slip tipped-in at front, untrimmed. Presentation Copy from the author's wife, inscribed by Janet Ashbee on front endpaper 'To Mr & Mrs. Walmsley With (premature) Christmas wishes from the author's widow. 1959'. A fine copy of a scarce book and one that is rarely found in presentable condition. This is the first copy we have ever seen in the original dust wrapper.
[Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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