BBC Year-Book 1933 (The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1933) dustwrapper by Tom Purvis
The B.B.C. Year-Book 1933
The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1st edition (1933)
The sixth year of the BBC yearbook, the 1928 and 1929 volumes having been published under the title ‘B.B.C. Handbook’. A review of the aims, workings and achievements of the BBC. Many of the dustwrappers, especially the 1920s/30s featuring striking art from leading artists and illustrators.
This 1933 yearbook with dustwrapper by Tom Purvis (1888-1959), who from 1923-43 produced many posters for London and North East Railway (LNER).
Hardback in dustwrapper. 480pp including b/w illustrations and adverts. 7.5 x 5 inches approx. (188mm x 125mm).
Dustwrapper dusty, a little grubby to rear panel; wear to folds and extremities with small loss to spine ends and corner tips; edge tears and creasing; some foxing, mainly visible to reverse side. Cloth covers a touch dusty but generally clean and bright; small bump to top edge or rear board; offsetting and foxed to endpapers; occasional foxing throughout but generally clean; spotting and dusty to edges of page-block.
Overall, remaining a reasonably nice copy in dustwrapper – usually found with a tatty dustwrapper, this copy in better than average condition.
ref. British Council Visual Arts