Wymondham, Melton Mowbray: Sycamore Press, 1980.
Text by Rigby Graham. Introductory Note by Alan Tucker. Number 117 of 150 copies published by Sycamore Press and distributed by The Gadsby Gallery, Leicester. Signed by Rigby Graham on the Colophon. 13.25 X 14.75 ins. 160 pp. Quarter black leather with gilt rule and green cloth covered boards. Gilt spine titling. Colour pictorial endpapers. One of the most impressive topographical books of the late 20th century with 161 illustrations – 52 in colour with some tipped-in and 109 in monotone or black and white line drawing). Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Flower’s “Views of Ancient Buildings in the Town and County of Leicerstershire”. Rigby Graham’s “Leicestershire” is considered a remarkable late flowering of the long tradition of English topographical books. Graham was a prolific landscape painter who was influenced by the English Neo-Romantics: John Piper, Paul Nash and Grahama Sutherland in particular. A very fine copy in its original orange slipcase.