Entertaining a la Carte: Edward Bawden and Fortnum & Mason




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Peyton Skipwith.  Hardback, 345 x 250 x 15mm.  First edition of 1,000 copies of which this is number 744, published by The Mainstone Press, Norwich, 2007.  128pp, over 200 colour illustrations throughout.  Chartreuse green cloth boards plus decorative label on the front board.  Fine condition.

Published to celebrate 300 years of Fortnum & Mason, the world-famous high-class grocery store in London, this beautifully designed book (by Brian Webb) brings together the wide range of advertising material produced by Edward Bawden for the store in the years immediately before and after the Second World War.  Peyton Skipwith, former Director of the Fine Art Society, and a close friend of Bawden’s , discusses the relationshop between Fortnum & Mason and Edward Bawden, exploring both the firm’s history and the artist’s career.

ISBN:  9780955277719