These three A-Z Birmingham Street Atlases span a decade. The first edition, on the left, was printed in 1953 when the company was based at 24 Grays Inn Road and is ‘produced under the direction of Alexander Gross FRGS’, Phyllis Pearsall’s father. The middle book from 1958/9 keeps the yellow cover board and single colour printing, but the design has become more striking with a ‘skyline’ graphic of Birmingham landmarks. The company is now based at 28 Grays Inn Road and the book is also now ‘produced under the direction of Ph. Pearsall FRGS’. The final book here is from 1963 and introduces a very clean design with colours which were to become such a part of the A-Z brand.