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Photographs & Sketches of the Channel Islands by Giles Owen - Paperback - 1934 - from Modern First Editions Ltd (SKU: 7060)

Photographs & Sketches of the Channel Islands

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Photographs & Sketches of the Channel Islands

by Giles Owen

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Channel Islands: Unpublished, 1934. Beautifully executed 1930s handmade book of photographs, sketches and water-colours of the Channel Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark. Quarto-sized handmade book (26x19.5cm) bound in linen wraps with penned title and red heraldic shield to upper cover, tied with green ribbon. The book is made up of paper leaves, backed by linen on the verso; drawings and text on the paper rectos; photographs mounted on the linen versos. In all there are 12 original pen and ink illustrations, three in ink and water-colour including a pen and water-colour map of the islands on the first leaf. Additionally 29 original sepia photographs of the islands. Signed by Giles Owen on the recto of the lower wrapper. Giles Owen who was a naturalist and Fellow of the Meteorological Society offers a topography of the Channel Islands in image and text with photos and drawings of arrival and the scenes in the harbour at Peter Port, Petit Port, Lancresse Bay, Les Vauxelets, a visit to Sark with drawings and photographs, St Lawrence Valley in Jersey and finally St Peter Port again. Owen appears to have lived in Lancashire, possibly Manchester where he was Vice President of the British Empire Naturalists Association and fellow of the Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art. 1934


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Modern First Editions (shortly to rebrand as Christian White Rare Books) buys and sells great books and manuscripts in the best condition we can find them. We love manuscripts, annotated books and association copies. We serve collectors of all ages, means and taste, and have built relationships with libraries and librarians in the UK, the USA and across the world. We all need books!


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The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
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