The Viking Press, 1973, Hardcover, 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 Price blacked out on front fold over flap, ownership inscription on verso of front end page. " "Internally the book is 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: Travel & Places; Social History; England; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0670296309. ISBN/EAN: 9780670296309. Inventory No: 0214637.