Ghastly Good Taste


Ghastly Good Taste
or a depressing story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture…together with a beautiful folding Illustration Forty inches long specially drawn by Mr. Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh.
London, Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1933.

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In this, John Betjeman’s first prose work, he vigorously defends his love of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, considered deeply unfashionable at the time.


First edition, first impression with ‘Mowbray’ line on p19 (cancelled in subsequent impression); 8vo (192 x 132mm); errat slip tipped in opposite p1, folding panorama and additional paper label to rear, small mark to lower margin of one fold in illustration, otherwise fine; publisher’s cloth-backed, pink paper covered boards, printed in black, paper label to spine, slight, overall fading and minor dust-soiling, otherwise very good.


Peterson A2a.


Stock ID: 99534