These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Brian Cook's heightened use of colour encapsulates classic scenes of glorious countryside of old England and his work has become highly collectable.
The Spirit of London by Paul Cohen-Portheim was first published by B.T. Batsford in 1935, and reprinted in 1950. The dust jacket illustration of Ludgate Circus and St Paul's by Brian Cook was part of the innovative British Heritage series published by Batsford through the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
Perfect for lovers of vintage book jackets!