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 Countryman's England by Dorothy Hartley was first published by BT Batsford in 1935. The dust jacket illustration 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!