London: Bloomsbury Publishing Company, 1942. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 87, illustrated with b/w photographs, plans and drawings. Owner's signature on front end paper. Very good in clipped dust jacket and original transparent cover (this with pieces missing from front and inside rear flap) which is printed with the text "With the Compliments of George Parnell & Co" Item #19143
Hartnell was Managing Director of George Parnall Ltd. He gives sound advice on designing stylish shop fronts and presents examples of good practice, including Harrods, Austin Reed and Debenhams, also the shopping mall on the Queen Mary. An attractive book and uncommon. The author's introduction indicates that his book was published towards the end of World War II.