The Viking Press, 1973, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic
256 pages, indexed, illustrated throughout with black-and-white, and colour reproductions of art works, and black-and-white photography. Illustrated end pages. Illustrated dustjacket. The dustjacket is chipped, and rubbed at each of the corners, and across the lower portion of the back strip, with a 1.0 inch tear central to the top edge of the back panel.. . Internally the book is very clean and neat and tight. The first illustration is of a red rose, and the last illustration is a verso view of a young lady undoing her bra in front of a room full of men. With this illustrated informal study, Mr Priestley has added to his fame as novelist, essayist, and playwright a new distinction as social historian. In this book he does not confine himself to any particular period but takes a long critical look at the English temperament as it has developed since the Middle Ages. The author also provides us with a perceptive and entertaining study of Englishness in the arts and in humour and hobbies, and the book ends with a series of Port sketches of characters of an essentially English individuality, and a brief consideration of the future of the English. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Social History; ISBN: 0670296309. ISBN/EAN: 9780670296309. Inventory No: 0214636.