Caught by the River

The Story of High Street

10th December 2008

from St Judes;

We’re delighted to announce the publication of this wonderful new book published by the Mainstone Press, limited to 750 copies

Seventy years ago Country Life Books published High Street, a children’s book of shops, featuring twenty-four exquisite lithographs by the English artist Eric Ravilious (1903-1942). Although the book was not a limited edition, the destruction of the lithographic plates during the Blitz meant that only 2000 copies were ever printed. Subsequently High Street has become one of the most highly-prized artist’s books of its time.

In this context the Mainstone Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Story of High Street. This new limited edition includes not only the original shop fronts and text of High Street but also two extensive essays and an eclectic range of illustrations, preparatory drawings and sketches, many of them published for the first time.

A limited edition of 750 copies – £160 with free postage. available here

265 x 195 mm. 288 pages. Full cloth binding with decorative label and slipcase.