This 32-page booklet is Chapter 5 of the book Counter Defensive by John Wadsworth (Hodder & Stoughton, 1946). It was given to customers of the Midland Bank in the Channel Islands in May 1948 to celebrate the Liberation of the Islands from the Germans. Blampied designed one of the stamps issued at the same time.
John Wadsworth (1905-1993) joined the Midland Bank (now incorporated with HSBC) aged 15 y and eventaully became its Economic Advisor and was editor of the Midland Bank Review. He gave his name to the Wadsworth Prize for British business history, a prize that is still awarded by the Business Archives Council.
Bibliography code: MID-48.1
Publisher: Midland Bank Ltd
Pages: title page, preface, pp 22 of text plus 4 unumbered pages bound in
Binding: Stapled card covers
Size: 196 x 133 mm
Cover signed: Blampied, lower left
Internal illustrations: Monochrome reproductions of both sides of the 1/- note (between pages 4 and 5) and the 10/- note (between pages 18 and 19)
Price: Free to customers of Midland Bank in the Channel Islands
Printing history: None stated
Printed by: Commercial Art Co. Ltd, Jersey
Notes: The preface states that the cover has been designed by Edmund Blampied.
Cover of booklet (click to enlarge)