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Title:This Britain; Tradition and Achievement
Price:AUD$13.20 (about USD$8.20)
Item ID:SB00-0105267
Publisher:McDonald & Company, London, 1951
Dust Jacket:Good
McDonald & Company, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

640 g.; VI, 152 pages, foreword by Compton Mackenzie, acknowledgements. Photographic endpapers, both different, front endpaper: -- showing a rural scene, rear endpaper: -- showing an urban scene. The text is illustrated with 16 coloured plates and over 150 black-and-white pictures. Red coloured boards with gilt illustration to the front panel and gilt writing to the backstrip. Light bumping and discolouration to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the verso of the free front endpaper. There has been ghosting of the sticker to the half title page. Age toning to internal pages. Photographic dustwrapper with red and black writing on the front panel and white and black on the spine. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners with a little chipping. The top backstrip edge has a small piece removed from it. The dustwrapper is brown and heavily foxed. Clipping of the dustwrapper front fold over, lower right-hand corner. 12 Essays by various British writers, dealing with " .. deal with aspects of life in our country rather than in aspects of the natural scene." -- from the front fold over panel. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0105267.
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