About Batsford

Founded in 1843, Batsford is an imprint with an illustrious heritage that has built a tradition of excellence over the last 170 years. As a leading publisher of definitive books for the serious enthusiast and professional, Batsford has developed an enviable reputation in the areas of fashion and design, embroidery and textiles, chess, British heritage, and architecture.

We have published great writers, illustrators and photographers throughout the 20th century, including Lewis F Day, Sir Fletcher Banister, Cecil Beaton, John Betjemen and Constance Howard.