A Book of London - Edited by Ivor BrownCollins, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, front flap creased. Remnants of a prize-plate to the ffep.
With Photographs From the Times. In the National Anthologies series. London is many cities. It is the city of royalty and of the Cockney, of business kings and Chelsea artists, of the East End pub and the glamorous night life of Mayfair, of roaring streets and peaceful parks. Its literature is rich, for many writers over many centuries have tried to set down in words the nobility, the gaiety, the activity, the courage, the beauty and pageantry of this great city. No one person could hope to succeed, but this anthology brings together much of the best that has been written about London, from the days of Chaucer, through Pepys, Addison and Dickens to contemporaries such as John Betjeman and Norman Collins.