ISBN 978-0-9562092-5-2 / Available June 2012
This 250+ page volume will feature a journey from Royal Berkshire to the Isle of Wight. Volume 1 of this series covering Scotland won the title “Scottish Non-fiction Book of the Year 2009”. Volume 2 featured Yorkshire & the North-East, Volume 3 covered the Midlands and Wales and Volume 4 the East of England: all are critically acclaimed. Two further regional books (plus a General and Foreign Travel Book) will follow in the next 2 years to complete the eight-volume series. They are written under licence from the National Museum of Science and Industry Enterprises Ltd and in collaboration with the National Railway Museum at York. This large format volume includes more than 360 regional posters, many previously unpublished in books, from many sources, from the Victorian era to modern times. Volume 5 begins in Windsor, with its royal connections and famous castle. From there it is a short journey to London, where we are greeted with a veritable blizzard of railway art. Throughout the 20th century, hundreds of London posters were published, and many are seen together for the first time. The rest of the journey takes us through Southern Railway territory, to see the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. Seaside and countryside images abound, such as the trio below, before we finish our artistic travels in Cowes and Ryde. Foreword is written by Sir William McAlpine.
Featured at the rear of the book is a unique poster database of more than 900 entries, useful for researchers and collectors alike, which has already taken many man-years of work. This stunningly illustrated book will surely become THE collectors’ guide to the region’s railway posters. It will feature a comprehensive accompanying travel-text, poster essays, artist thumbnails, historical and tourism facts. RRP £36.00
More information and ordering information can be obtained from the Publishers:
Poster to Poster Publishing, 16A Bridge Street, Carmarthen, Dyfed, SA31 3JS
Websites: www.postertoposter.co.uk and www.railway-posters.com