PIPER, John. SHELL GUIDE. ~ Oxon.
First edition, written and illustrated by John Piper. Pp.45 plus 16 pages of plates. Illustrated throughout with 58 photographic illustrations and two reproductions of white line illustrations by John Piper and Maurice Beck, apart from 2 old photographs. Sm. 4to., original spiral bound photographic covers, title in red on yellow spiral binding. Some spotting to spiral binding and a little light creasing to covers but generally a very good copy of a delicate item.
Shell Guide no. 11 and one of the best with Piper’s writing, design, collage endpapers and many of his own photographs as well as two full page reproductions of his drawings. He lived at Fawley Bottom on the boundary between Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire so he was well placed to produce this guide.