Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor. With original lithographs by John Piper.
Frederick Muller. London. 1944. First edition. Hardback; cloth-bound illustrated boards, matching dust jacket. vi, 121 pages. Jacket and 12 hors texte colour lithographs by John Piper. English. 215 x 145mm. 0.3kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket, light wear to forecorners and spine ends, browning to spine, not price-clipped.
A first edition of Betjeman's anthology of poetry on the British landscape, illustrated by John Piper. The verse is chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor, and comes from well- and lesser-known nature poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Piper, with his love of the English pastoral and architecture, is perfectly placed to provide the illustrations. From the New Excursions into English Poetry series.
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