The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
The Gentlemen's Clubs of London

The Gentlemen's Clubs of London

£100.00

Anthony Lejeune. Photographs by Malcolm Lewis.

Bracken Books. London. 1987. First published in 1979. Hardback, quarto; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket, with a photograph of a 1980s black-tie event at Grosvenor House loosely inserted. 296 pages. Over 400 colour and b&w photographs. English. 305 x 225mm. 1.65kg. 9780946495146. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, light bump to lower forecorners, price-clipped.

An evocative book examining and celebrating the Gentlemen's Clubs of London, their buildings and their traditions. 'Clubland is another country, redolent of the pastů a place both luxurious and shabby, full of marvellous possessions and curious bric-a-brac accumulated over three centuries; offering splendid wine and indifferent food, servants of a kind which hardly exist elsewhere, ducal architecture and primitive equipment.' (from the blurb). Nearly 50 clubs are described and illustrated in the book, with photographs, archival material and anecdotes. Several are no longer around. A perfect gift for any member of a London Club.