Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation
Title The Development of Hemel Hempstead 1952
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Fair
Size 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Publisher Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation (printed by Curwen Press) 1952
Seller ID 005740
Decorated paper covered boards with title in gilt on blue buckram spine. Glassine dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on reverse of front endpaper. The glassine dusjacket is in fair condition, with a few chips and tears. Loosely inserted is a copy of the original purchase invoice for the book, purchased by the previous owner (an architect) directly from the Hemel Hempstead Development Corporation. 41pp. plus serveral pages of advertisements. This book gives a brief assessment of the design of the new town at Hemel Hempstead, one of fourteen planned after World War II as a contribution to solving the post-war housing problem, and also as an experiment to find a better way of living.