Pub. A celebration.
London & Harlow, Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd 1969.
Price: £16 [convert currency]
8vo. (8)+242+(4)pp, incl. text ills. Publisher’s cloth, with dust wrapper designed by Osbert Lancaster, the wrapper with small tear at head of spine. Roderick Gradidge’s copy, with his bookplate and ink presentation inscription to him from Dan Farson, in recognition of Gradidge’s role in redecorating for him the Waterman’s Arms in Limehouse (see p.98).
Lively reflections on the British institution of the public house, with contributions from Nancy Banks-Smith, Dan Farson, J.B. Priestley, Marjorie Proops and others, and illustrated by distinguished cartoonists including Jak and Ronald Searle.