Collins guide to English parish churches including the Isle of Man.
London, Collins 1958.
8vo. 480pp, 64 photo plates, text ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper.
First edition. Notable for Betjeman’s lengthy introduction (pp 17-82, illustrated with sketch drawings by John Piper) and for the calibre of many of the contributors, some of them obvious choices – Peter Fleetwood-Hesketh, Basil Clarke, David Verey – but others, equally distinguished, who are not usually thought of in the context of English parish churches – W.G.Hoskins, John Simmons, Michael Robbins, Georgina Battiscombe.