Portrait of Cambridge. A selection of photographs by A.F. Kersting, F.R.P.S., with text by Bryan Little … and foreword by S.C.Roberts.
London, B.T.Batsford Ltd 1955.
Folio. 96pp, many photo ills. Publisher’s cloth, slightly marked and faded. Presentation copy to Sir Howard Colvin from the publishers, with an enclosed typescript letter, signed, from Samuel Carr to Colvin, dated 21 April 1955, inviting Colvin to provide the introductory text for a companion volume on Oxford.
A picture book, but with good photo illustrations, issued by the Batsford firm in the years of its gradual decline in the 1950s. The interest of this copy lies in the enclosed letter inviting Howard Colvin to write the text for a companion volume on Oxford (Colvin must have declined the invitation, for the text was ultimately written by Marcus Dick).