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(Whitbread)

Whitbread & Co. Ltd. Wittington House, Medmenham, Buckinghamshire (title taken from front wrapper).

(London, Whitbread & Co. Ltd 1981).

Reference: 8286
Price: £85 [convert currency]

Full Description

Oblong folio. 22ff, incl. colour and b+w photo text ills and plans. Publisher’s spiral-bound stiff paper wrappers with printed paper label, preserved within matching cloth-backed board portfolio, with printed paper label and cloth ties, faded and upper board marked, tear to part of lower edge of slipcase. Brochure of press comments with 7+(1)pp, publisher’s printed paper wrappers, loosely inserted. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.

A detailed proposal for the brewing company’s new headquarters in the grounds of Reginald Blomfield’s turn-of-the-century house near Marlow, with plans, views and an explanation of the architectural rationale of the new buildings, as well as a brochure reproducing press cuttings concerning the proposal. The project was never realised.