Letters. Volume Two: 1951 To 1984..
Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper with minor edge wear. Slight spotting of boards and a few plate margins affected by damp. Some foxing confined to edges, but otherwise a very good copy.
Edited and introduced by candida lycett green.
FIRST EDITION. Thick 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xxiv + 616 pp. Copy lacks rear first free endpaper.
Illustrated by 24 pages of black and white plates, by 10 half title drawings and numerous drawings in text, both by Betjeman.
The second volume of the letters of John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, edited by his daughter, Candida Lycett Green. It covers his life when his popularity as a poet and broadcaster and a campaigner against the destruction of buildings was reaching its height. His correspondents include John Piper, Evelyn Waugh, Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis. Short biographies of the names quoted are listed at the end.
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