01 Osbert Lancaster Draynflete Revealed, John Murray London 1949 22 x 29cms,

02 anon, Nursery Rhyme Land, London c1925

03 04, George R.Stewart's US 40, CROSS SECTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Houghton Mifflin Boston 1953, illustrations by Erwin Reisz

05 Donald Foster / John Wood/ Quietest Under the Sun , Museum Press London 1944; 21 x 27cms; an illustrated Guidebook to Mercia and Mid Wales for the literate rambler.

06 Geoffrey Robinson/ Hockley Clarke/ The Unfolding Year, Salisbury Square, London, 1947/ 22 x29cms. the Village of Twyfield recorded during twelve calendar months.

07 Geofrey Wales/ Janet and John Hampden/ Sir Francis Drake's Raid on the Treasure Trains, Folio Society, London 1954 21 x 28cms. A map of the Caribbean where incident and cartographic conventions rather put into the shade the geographical details of the coastline.

08 Arthur Ransome/ Arthur Ransome/ Missee Lee, Cape, London, 1941 20 x27cms; a children's fictitious adventure set off the coast of China; here with clear colour coded tracks that correspond exactly with the narrative.

09 Harold Jones/M.E.Atkinson/ Mystery Manor, John Lane, Bodley Head, London 1939, 20 x 26cms; and the most logical excuse for the endpaper map - the Who Dunnit. A detective book for children with beautiful drawings by Harold Jones.

10 Richard Herrick/ Malcolm Saville/ Jane's Country Year, Newnes, London 1946, 24 x 36cms , back end paper of the country around the farm described in the book.

11 Joan Hassall/ Frances Brett Young/ Portrait of a Village Heinemann London 1937, 21 x 30cms. "I take this opportunity of declaring that no village like it [Monk's Norton] has ever existed outside my imagination..." FBY

12.A.M.Highes, J.K.Stanford, Bledgrave Hall, Country Book Club, London 1953, 20 x 27cms., and an account of efforts to encourage avocets to breed in the marshland around Bledgrave Hall.

13 Melville Colley/Melville Colley/The Bamboo Bird, Press, London 1947, 25 x 35cms. an illustrated book for children , a Bamboo Bird hatches and saves Chinese twins from an Evil spell.

14 George Him/ Ann Thwaite/ The Day with the Duke, Brockhampton Leicester 1969; an illustrated book for children about a girl and a boy who spend the day at a Stately Home - and are driven home in the carriage at the end of the Day. For George Him, see Archive

15 . Robin Tanner/Helen Tanner/ Wiltshire Village, Collins, London, 1939. The classic visual and literary study of an English village with illustrations of great beauty. In so many ways the map is a model of what it should be.

16 . Rockwell Kent/ Rockwell Kent , Wilderness A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska, Blue Ribbon, New York 1920, 28 x 34 cms. Not so much a bird's eye view but that of one of Kent's idealised spirits.

 

SINGLE EXAMPLES

THE CHILDREN'S LONDON 1932

SPEAK MEMORY, Nabokov's 1966 Puttnam edition

REALLY MISS HENDERSON 1945

JOHN VERNEY, FRIDAY'S TUNNEL, 1959

THE PATH BY THE WATER, illust Helen Munro 1945 (14 x 20cms)

TYL ULENSPIEGEL, illustrated edition Frand Masereel, 1944

Samuel Chamberlain, Cape Cod in the Sun, 1937 (23 x 32 page size)

Russell Davenport, Covering All Fronts, 1947 (22 x 28 page size)

COLLEY, Melvin The Bamboo Bird 1947 (better scan)

George Hardie, CLUEDO, Armchair detective, 1983

Dale Maxey, Seeing London, 1968

Richard Church, A Squirrel called Rufus, 1941, illust, John Skeaping

William Joyce , Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the family Lazardo, 1988

Robert Henrey, The Siege of London, Dent 1946 (from Eric Hanson)

John Buchan Huntingtower, Hodder and Stoughton 1922 (from Eric Hanson)

Margery Allingham Dancers in Mourning, 1937 (from Eric Hanson)

Thomas Hardy Short Stories 1928

Mrs Lewis Chase, A Vagabond Voyage through Brittany Hutchinson 1915

E.Jeffrey, Long Ripton, Toby Twirl Annual 1949

I Spy Annual, Pirate Map endpapers c1954

I Spy Annual, Pirate Map endpapers c1954

The Wizard of Oz endpapers c1908

The Wizard of Oz endpapers c1908

Paul Brickhill, The Great Escape c1955

Boris Artzybasheff, Funney Bone Alley New York 1927

Chiang Yee, The Silent Traveller in New York 1950

H.Granville Fell, endpaper design 1914, from The Art of the Book, Studio

Stuart Chase, Rich Land - Poor Land 1936 (Henry Billings see )

COUNTY OF LONDON PLAN 1943

A PLAN FOR BATH 1945

WHEN WE BUILD AGAIN, BIRMINGHAM 1941 (FRONT AND BACK)

BBC YEARBOOK 1932

TO E.H.SHEPARD'S ENDPAPERS FOR BEVIS 1932

TO E.H.SHEPARD'S ENDPAPERS FOR THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

TO ARTHUR RANSOME's ENDPAPER MAPS

TO THE ATLAS OF EXPERIENCE 2000

TO CLARKE HUTTON'S PICTORIAL HISTORY SERIES

LITERARY MAPS

TO DALE MAXEY'S endpapers for Seeing London 1966