Subscribe to Our Newsletter - Get £5 to Spend
   View our Customer feedback
 UK Based - Ship Worldwide
All Orders Sent Include Tracking & EU VAT Now Calculated at Checkout
John Betjeman GHASTLY GOOD TASTE Signed Limited Edition
John Betjeman GHASTLY GOOD TASTE Signed Limited Edition
John Betjeman GHASTLY GOOD TASTE Signed Limited Edition

John Betjeman GHASTLY GOOD TASTE Signed Limited Edition

£170.00
Limited edition hardback subtitled: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture, published by Anthony Blond Ltd in 1970. Number 186 of 200 specially bound copies printed. Signed by Betjeman on the limitation page.
You will earn 205 points with this purchase
TwitterPinterestInstagramBookmark and Share
Limited edition hardback of GHASTLY GOOD TASTE (Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture) by John Betjeman and published by Anthony Blond Ltd in 1970. Number 186 of 200 specially bound copies printed. Signed by Betjeman on the limitation page.

The book is in very good condition (quarter bound brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to black leather spine) with some rubbing to the spine. No slipcase. Internally the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears or other inscriptions.

Most famous for his poetry, John Betjeman was also passionate about architecture, 'preferring all centuries to my own'. In his first prose work, Ghastly Good Taste (originally published in 1933), he vigorously defends his love of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, considered deeply unfashionable at the time. With the savage humour of his famous satire 'Slough', he attacks notions of Modernism and (at the other extreme) unthinking antiquarianism. This edition features a 9-foot-long fold out street view illustration by Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh.

112 pages plus Preface.

ISBN: 218511566

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD VIA NOCHEX (SECURE PAYMENT PROCESSOR FOR UK & INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - NO FEES) WE ALSO ACCEPT CHEQUES OR POSTAL ORDERS IN BRITISH POUNDS AS WELL AS BANK DRAFTS ALSO IN BRITISH POUNDS

Please refer to the statement of delivery below:

* Payment by Credit Card or by postal order: item will be posted within 24 hours
* Payment by Cheque/Bank Draft: item will be posted when funds have cleared
* Combined postage if more than one item is purchased

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
  • Type:
    Signed Books
  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    12993
  • Weight:
    0.7kg