Item #7366 Ghastly Good Taste. John Betjeman.
Ghastly Good Taste
Ghastly Good Taste

Ghastly Good Taste. Or, a depressing story of the rise and fall of English architecture.

London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd, 1933. Small 8vo. First edition, first issue. Original quarter blue cloth, with printed paper label to spine and pink printed paper boards. Errata slip tipped-in at page 1. Spare paper label for the spine tipped-in at the back. Spine darkened. Covers faded, rubbed and little marked. Author's ink inscription on the flyleaf. Scattered light foxing throughout. The folding illustration by Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh has (sadly) been removed. Good. Item #7366

A copy of the first issue with "Mowbray" included in the third stanza of the poem on p. 119, this book has suffered a bit, not least from the removal of the forty inch long illustration. Perhaps the inscription helps? 'Miss Chambers _ paid me this tribute _ John Betjeman 31.8.33'.

Price: £200.00

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