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Edwin Smith – Books

Edwin Smith books The listing below is revised as and when I discover yet another book that Edwin Smith or Olive Cook produced or contributed to. However, this list is nearing completion; all the main titles are captured here and many of them I have in my collection.

If you know of any that are not listed below then please let me know. Where copies of these books are available, links are given.

Date

Title

Author/Contributor

Publishers

1935

Vogue Vol. 86, Nos. 1, 2, 4.

Commissioned photographs by ES

Conde Nast

1935

Modern Photography Annual

Edited by C J Holme; One photograph and text by ES

The Studio Ltd

1938

Photo Tips on Cats and Dogs

Edwin Smith

Focal Press

1939

Photo Tips on Children

Rudolph & Mary Arnheim, drawings by ES

Focal Press

1939

Cruising With a Camera

F.W. & Oswell Blakeston, drawings by ES

Focal Press

1939

Better Snapshots

Edwin Smith; 2nd edition in 1948

Focal Press

1940

All About Sunshine

Edwin Smith; No. 2 in the Photoguides series

Focal Press

1940

All About Winter Photography

Edwin Smith; No 11 in the Photoguides series; reprinted 1955

Focal Press

1940

All the Photo Tricks

Edwin Smith

Focal Press

1944

Saturday Book 4

Edited by Leon Russell, first contribution by ES

Hutchinson

1945

The World's Best Photographs - Second Series (exact date not known)

Two early ES photographs: Eve's Garden (1935) & Nature's Tracery (date unknown).

Odhams

1945

Saturday Book 5

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1946

A Clowder of Cats

Text by W S Scott, many drawings by ES

John Westhouse

1946

Saturday Book 6

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1947

Saturday Book 7

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1948

Northumberland

Ann Sitwell, 5 photographs by ES

Paul Elek

1948

Saturday Book 8

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1948

Suffolk

Olive Cook, some photographs by Edwin Smith

Elek

1949

Saturday Book 9

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1950

Saturday Book 10

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1951

The Artist's Handbook of Material & Techniques

Ralph Mayer; Edited (anglicised) by ES

Faber & Faber

1951

Saturday Book 11

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1952

Saturday Book 12

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES (co-designer)

Hutchinson

1952

English Parish Churches

Graham Hutton, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1953

Cambridgeshire

Olive Cook, some photos by Edwin Smith

Blackie

1953

Saturday Book 13

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1953

The Coronation Peep Show Book

Edwin Smith

Hulton Press

1954

All About the Light

Edwin Smith; 'All About Sunshine' renamed at some point; reprinted 1957

Focal Press

1954

Playbook House

Olive Cook, drawings by George Adams

Thames and Hudson

1954

Playbook Faces

Olive Cook, drawings by George Adams

Thames and Hudson

1954

Playbook Train

Olive Cook, drawings by George Adams

Thames and Hudson

1954

English Cottages and Farmhouses

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1954

A Book of Delights

John Hadfield, photographs by ES

Hulton Press

1954

The Gardener's Album

Miles Hadfield, some photos by ES

Hulton Press

1954

Notes On The Technique Of Painting

Hilaire Hiler (1934), revised edition with appendix attributed to Edwin Smith 'Pigments at a Glance' (also 3rd edition in 1969)

Faber & Faber

1954

Saturday Book 14

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1955

Collectors' Items from the Saturday Book

Edwin Smith & Olive Cook

London

1955

Scotland

Text by George Fraser, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1955

Saturday Book 15

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1956

Breckland

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Robert Hale

1956

Saturday Book 16

Edited by Leon Russell, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1957

Saturday Book 17

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1957

England

Geoffrey Grigson, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1957

The British Museum

Geoffrey Grigson, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1957

The Living City

Raymond Smith, photographs by ES

Corp. of London

1958

Collins Guide to English Parish Churches

Ed. John Betjeman; 34 photos by ES

Collins

1958

Saturday Book 18

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1959

The Kingdom Above the Clouds

Olive Cook (childrens' fiction)

Blackie

1959

Saturday Book 19

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1960

English Abbeys and Priories

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1960

Pompeii & Herculaneum

Marcel Brion, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1960

Saturday Book 20

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1961

The Book of the City

Ian Norrie, Photos: ES, Article by OC, Illust: Ronald Saxby,

High Hill Press

1961

Imperial Peking

Lin Yutang, museum artefact photographs by ES

Elek

1961

Great Houses of Europe

Ed. Sacheverell Sitwell, some photographs by ES

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

1961

Saturday Book 21

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1962

The Heathside Book

Ian Norrie, Photos: ES, Article by OC

High Hill Press

1962

Venice: The Masque of Italy

Marcel Brion, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1962

Saturday Book 22

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1963

Portmeirion:
The Place and Its Meaning

Clough Williams-Ellis, photographs by ES

Faber

1963

English Villages

F R Banks, photographs by ES

Batsford

1963

Great Gardens

Ed. Peter Coats, photographs by ES

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

1963

Saturday Book 23

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1964

Old English Towns

F R Banks, photographs by ES

Batsford

1964

The English Garden

Edward Hyams, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1964

British Churches

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Studio Vista

1964

Athens

Angelo Procopiou, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1964

Shakespeare and His World

Ivor Brown; photographs by ES

Lutterworth Press

1964

Saturday Book 24

Edited by John Hadfield, ES domestic alphabet

Hutchinson

1965

The Wonders of Italy

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1965

Prospect of Cambridge

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Batsford

1965

The Age of Charlemagne

Donald Bullough, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1965

Saturday Book 25

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1966

The Making of Classical Edinburgh

A.J. Youngson, photographs by ES

Edinburgh Univ. Press

1966

Ireland

Michel MacLiamor and Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1966

Saturday Book 26

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1967

Tibet: Land of Snows

Text by G Tucci, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1967

Great Interiors

Ed. lan Grant, photographs by ES

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

1967

The Age of Plantagenet & Valois

Kenneth Fowler, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1967

Saturday Book 27

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1968

Saturday Book 28

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1968

Scotland

Eric Linklater and Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1968

The Book of Hampstead

Colin Penn Oxford; L. H. Reader; and Photos by Edwin Smith

High Hill Press

1968

The English House Through Seven Centuries

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Nelson

1968

Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches - The North & South (two volumes)

John Betjeman, photographs by ES

Collins

1969

A Small World

Wood Engravings by ES

Self -published

1969

A Golden Dolly;
the Art, Mystery & History of Corn Dollies

M Lambeth, photographs by ES

John Baker Ltd

1969

Graphic Reproduction and Photography of Works of Art

John Lewis and Edwin Smith

Cowell

1969

Notes On The Technique Of Painting

Hilaire Hiler, edited by Edwin Smith, with preface by Sir William Rothenstein (earlier editions 1934, 1954)

Faber & Faber

1969

Saturday Book 29

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1969

Gothic Europe

Sacheverell Sitwell; 43 photos by ES (not colour ones)

Weidenfeld & Nicholson

1969

A Study of Anstey

Text by OS; 35 photos by ES; produced as part of the opposition to a 3rd London Airport

Nuthampstead Preservation Society

1970

Ardna Gashel

Olive Cook; linocuts and pattern paper by Edwin Smith

Golden Head Press

1970

English Cottage Gardens

Edward Hyams, photographs by ES

Nelson

1970

Saturday Book 30

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1971

England

Angus Wilson and Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1971

Rome: from its Foundation to the Present

Stewart Perowne, photographs by ES

Elek Books

1971

London

David Piper, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1971

Saturday Book 31

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES

Hutchinson

1972

Saturday Book 32

Edited by John Hadfield, OC valediction to ES: ' Photographer by Chance'

Hutchinson

1972

Pictorial History of English Architecture

John Betjeman; 26 photos by ES + endpapers

John Murray

1973

Inverary & the Dukes of Argyll

Ian Lindsay & Mary Cosh; 48 photos by ES

Edinburgh University Press

1973

The Cecils of Hatfield House

David Cecil, 14 photographs by ES

Rainbird

1973

Saturday Book 33

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC

Hutchinson

1974

The English Country House: An Art and a Way of Life

Text Olive Cook; Photographs by A F Kersting

Thames and Hudson

1974

English Parish Churches

Graham Hutton and Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1974

Furor Hortensis

Ed. Peter WIllis; 6 photos by ES; edition of 1000

Elysium Press

1975

Saturday Book 34

Edited by John Hadfield, contributions by OC & ES; final edition

Hutchinson

1977

Sceptered Isle (US)
The Countryside of Britain (UK)

James Turner, photographs by ES

Methuen;WardLocke

1977

Charles Bridgeman & The English Country Garden

Peter Willis; 20 photos by ES, some commissioned in the 1960s; 1000 copies printed; reprinted 2002 (poor)

Zwemmer

1978

Creative Camera Yearbook

Colin Osman & Peter Turner; OS introduces portfolio by ES

Coo Press

1980

Breckland

Olive Cook, revised, photographs by ES

Robert Hale

1981

Companion to Britain

Paul Jennings, photographs by ES

Cassell

1982

English Cottages and Farmhouses

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1984

Edwin Smith: Photographs 1935-1971

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

Thames and Hudson

1986

Sacheverell Sitwell's England

Michael Raeburn; 16 photos by ES

Orbis

1986

Divine Landscapes

Ronald Blythe, photographs by ES

Viking

1989

English Cathedrals

Olive Cook, photographs by ES

The Herbert Press

1992

Cuts: Wood & Linocuts
(Limited Edition)

Olive Cook, all cuts and pattern paper by ES

Previous Parrot

1994

Betjeman's Cornwall

John Betjeman, photographs by ES, Drawing bu John Piper

John Murray

1996

In Your Garden

Vita Sackville-West; Illustrations by ES

Oxenwood

1999

Architecture in Britain and Ireland 600-1500

Lucy Archer, photographs by ES

Harvill Press

1999

Betjeman's Britain

Selected, Edited and Introduced by Candida Lycett Green. Illustrated with photographs by John Piper, Edwin Smith, Bill Brandt and Others

Folio Society

2004

Catalogue 15:
Olive Cook & Edwin Smith

George Ramsden, et al. Comprehensive listing of ES & OC material.

Stone Trough Books

2005

A View of the Cotswolds
(A memorial to Olive Cook & Edwin Smith)

Alan Powers, Ian Mackenzie-Kerr, Shawn Kholucy, Rory Young, Vanessa Watts, George Ramsden. 32 tritone photographs by ES. (Limited Edition)

Whittington Press

2007

Evocations of Place: The Photography of Edwin Smith

Robert Elwall

Merrell

2011 Virginia Woolf Alexandra Harris, 2 photos by ES Thames & Hudson