The Buildings of England. Cornwall
NEAR FINE COPY OF THE FIRST PEVSNER
Published: Penguin, 
Stock code: 41581
8vo., First Edition, with double-page map as frontispiece, 91 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, backstrip very lightly age-browned else a near fine copy.
THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK IN PEVSNER'S MONUMENTAL SERIES. Published as Penguin BE1, this unassuming volume marked the beginning of the most important architectural survey of the twentieth century. The work was originally published without a dustwrapper which first appeared with later issues of 1952-3. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. BE1; Cherry PC1. PJ1.