Thursday, 23 June 2011

this is books

This is .... Paris, London, San Francisco, New York, Texas, Washington DC, Munich, Venice, Rome, Israel, Ireland, Greece, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Australia, Britain, United Nations, Historic Britain, the Way to the Moon.

This is London by M. Sasek  This is New York by M. Sasek 
 This is San Francisco by M. Sasek  This is Greece by M. Sasek (cover)   

Do you know this set of books by Miroslav Sasek?   Beautifully classic, illustrated so wonderfully and timeless in their quality.  The Czech illustrator and author Miroslav Sasek started this collection of books in 1958 with 'This is Paris'.  Filled with facts and figures, each book is a treasure in its detail and an historic account from when it was first published (although all reissued books do have up-to-date facts and figures to keep up with the times).  

A Sasek map of the world

The first one I bought for Luca was 'This is New York', purchased whilst I was in NY with some lovely girlfriends for a weekend.  See, even when I'm away from the kiddos, they are always on my mind! Don't you find that too?

Anyhow, a great collection to have at home, and books that we look at time and time again.

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