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The Tale of the Tub: A Survey of the Art of Bathing Through the Ages

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Title:The Tale of the Tub: A Survey of the Art of Bathing Through the Ages
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.60)
Book ID:B009-3690
Publisher:Newman Neame Limited, London, 1950
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:George Napier Sprod
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Fair Condition
Newman Neame Limited, 1950, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair Condition, First Edition, Illustrated By: George Napier Sprod

'The Tale of the Tub' (with apologies to Jonathan Swift) is the amusing and instructive product of a new author-artist partnership. Geoffrey Ashe, scholar, teacher and author of tracts on Indian mysticism, has surveyed the art of bathing since prehistoric times with a twinkle in his eye and his tongue in his cheek. In the course of his research he has exploded historical myths and added to the store of knowledge on the subject. Sprod, an Australian with a sense of humour in the best tradition of Punch - to which he is a regular contributor - has captured the lighter side of the extraordinary techniques employed by human beings to keep themselves clean. In addition to its entertainment and educational value, 'The Tale of the Tub' includes a useful guide to the most interesting baths and spas in England and Wales. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 64 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing to rear endpapers. Dust Jacket is fully intact, but has small holes or chips down flap edges and other signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Red titles spine & front;. blue cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings. Illustrator: George Napier Sprod. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Humour; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3690.
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