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Peterborough Profile by Robert Goudie

Peterborough Profile by Robert Goudie

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Peterborough Profile

Drawings by Bill Walls

Text by Robert Goudie

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery Trust, 1976, [First Edition], ISBN 0959754709, colour and black and white drawings throughout (facing), landscape hardcover with textured illustrated boards

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear to edges and corners, a little rubbing and age marking to covers, previous owners inscription stamp on front endpaper, printer markings to introductory pages (see photographs)

“Peterborough has changed but less than most places today and least of all in its hardy pioneering spirit to which Mr Robert Goudie refers in his evocative Preface.  He should know.  Not only has he had a big hand in bringing out this delightful publication, but he himself, on both sides of his family, is descended from pioneers who have contributed a great deal over three generations to the life of Peterborough – in disinterested citizenship, in culture, and in the right standards.
The drawings in crayon, dry-brush and the water colours are due to the observant eye and the artistic skill of Bill Walls.  They bring back vividly old familiar sights to those who have known and loved Peterborough, notably the town hall (now over eighty years old and for most of its life, before radio, TV, and motor cars had arrived for everyone) the centre for three generations of Catholics; Koch’s house; the Jervois Street corner; the court house; the old Savings Bank; the old primary school (also over eighty years old).”

 

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