Hedges Series 727


Hedges, Series 727, 1979.  Written and illustrated by John Leigh-Pemberton

This is the 5th book in the Conservation series, 727.  In some ways it is one of those books that straddles the old style and the new.  Although it has a modern style cover and layout,  the illustrations are by ‘golden-age’ artist John Leigh-Pemberton and are as beautiful as you would expect.

This series of books was, in many ways, ahead of its time with their focus on the dangers of neglecting our environment.  This was a topic close to the heart of Editorial Director Douglas Keen.  It is no coincidence that these books, filled with warnings about the need to take action on the environment, came out at the time of his retirement.  He was determined that this message should be emphasised in a series of book that got started before he left.

This copy:

Matt boards.  Very good condition but for an inscription (see photos) on the title page.   It dates to the late 1970s.

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Weight 0.11 kg