8vo. xi+(1)+244pp, 41 photo text ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper a little defective at top and bottom of spine and also a bit age-spotted). Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
First edition of this collection of essays, mainly on architectural themes, ranging in subject from Aberdeen granite and railway stations to descriptions of the south coast of England, and including some of Betjeman’s most evocative prose. John Piper contributed some of the illustrations in the text.