People, Places and Things – IDEAS. – Grigson, Geoffrey and Gibbs-Smith, Charles H. (Editors)

Grigson, Geoffrey and Gibbs-Smith, Charles H. (Editors)


Publisher: The Waverley Book Company Ltd. London. 1954 (Ist Edition)
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8vo, 470pp. Hardcover with embossed blue cloth boards and gilt on spine in fair condition with well worn d/w price-clipped with tear to upper edge of spine now protected by clear archival covering, text in good condition, with beautiful end-papers,16 colour plates and 160 pages of b/w illustrations, small stains on all edges with a prior owner’s neat name on half title page but the internals of the book are nearly faultless. This is one of four volumes epitomizing the tastes, achievements and aspiration of mankind and is a volume of ideas, living, dying, dead and fossil which we are moved by or were moved by. Each varied subject is listed alphabetically and even nearly seventy years post publication it is a remarkable reference work.