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Summoned by Bells, 1960

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

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Summoned by Bells, 1960

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Era:

Vintage; 1960s

Condition:

Excellent

Materials:

paper

Size:

9.3" L x 6.9" W x 1" H

Color/Finish:

tan

Why We Love This

Summoned by Bells by John Betjeman. London: John Murray, 1960. First printing. A near perfect copy of the chatty poems about his school days that made Betjeman famous and eventually Poet Laureate. His candor about the dark side of a private school education, along with the joys of intellectual awakening, make a uniquely honest record of a class-conscious society. Book is fine with small owner dedication: jacket has slight crease to front. Hardcover.
As described by Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

Why We Love This

Summoned by Bells by John Betjeman. London: John Murray, 1960. First printing. A near perfect copy of the chatty poems about his school days that made Betjeman famous and eventually Poet Laureate. His candor about the dark side of a private school education, along with the joys of intellectual awakening, make a uniquely honest record of a class-conscious society. Book is fine with small owner dedication: jacket has slight crease to front. Hardcover.

About Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books is based in Manhattan, helping collectors to build unique libraries by finding and celebrating unusual works. Whether your interests lie in poetry, art history, first editions of modern classics, or getting hold of some favorite childhood book, this is the perfect way to rediscover the best books from the last 70 years. Unless indicated, almost all books are US or UK first editions and all defects are noted.