Men Of The Lanes. The Autobiography Of The Tramps’ Parson.

JENNINGS, FRANK.

£20.00

Publisher

Oldbourne.

Place

London

Date

1958

Synopsis

By frank jennings, b.litt., d.d. chaplain to gipsies, showmen and the british circus ring, president elect, national brotherhood movement, honorary chaplain to her majesty's forces.

Item Description

8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. 222 pp. Bound in original grey cloth, with brown spine title, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small edge chips including head and tail of spine. Some browning of flyleaves and spotting of edges; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by 4 pages of black and white photographic plates. An anecdotal study of vagrant life in the first half of the twentieth century, based on the experiences of the Rev. Frank Jennings (b.1890). After an encounter with a beggar in the 1930s, he decided to spend a few weeks every year living as tramp, the better to understand and help them. It also includes chapters on gipsies, fairground workers, on tramping on the Continent and in the US. Appendices follow on tramp signs and terms, Romany terms and tavern signs.

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