London & New York: B.T. Batsford & Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. 8vo. Second edition, revised. First published in 1939. Original brown cloth. Illustrated from paintings, drawings, prints and photographs. Dust-wrapper designed by Eric Ravilious. Cloth slightly faded on the spine and with a small lighter patch where the jacket is chipped at the tail. D/w tanned and faded on the spine, with several very short closed tears and some dust-soiling. Endpapers slightly foxed. Neat ink ownership on half-title. Contents clean. Near fine in very good d/w. Item #5920
Winner of the Hawthornden Prize. A personal history of subjects including Hampton Court, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey.
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