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Richards, Fred

Hampstead. Being eight sketches in pencil with some letter-press (title taken from front wrapper).

London, The Baynard Press 1916.

Reference: 9115
Price: £14 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (24)pp, text ills tipped in. Publisher’s printed paper wrappers, slightly marked with small tear to spine. A little light spotting to text, otherwise good. No ownership inscription, but Roderick Gradidge’s copy.

An entertaining booklet extolling the joys of Hampstead Heath (including a “chapter for schoolboys – crusty curmudgeons please avoid”), with tipped-in illustrations of pencil drawings by the author. The booklet was intended as an advertisement for the London Underground, but proceeds from its sale went to the care of wounded soldiers.