A Fourth Lakeland Sketchbook was published October 1972. Henry Roberts, the bookshop chain in Cumbria was the first to advertise the publication of Wainwright’s new sketchbook in Cumbria magazine. The Westmorland Gazette didn’t announce it until the following issue in November.
Wainwright completed the work for his A Coast to Coast Walk guide back in June, and it was being prepared for publication in the new year. He could now concentrate on A Fifth Lakeland Sketchbook and The Lesser Fells of Lakeland, the working title of The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.
A First Edition is identified by:
- Orange cloth case with gold blocking
- £1.05 price on the dust jacket
- A Coast to Coast Walk and A Fifth Lakeland Sketchbook listed as – In preparation
Mr. Brayshay, the News Editor from the Evening Despatch in Darlington reviewed many of Wainwright’s sketchbooks. However, I have only managed to acquire one of his original reviews which features in A Second Lakeland Sketchbook.
By early 1973, the first four sketchbooks were already being reprinted in different coloured cases. This made it difficult to identify First Editions. Especially if you were new to the series.Back to top of page