14998

Besant, Sir Walter

$75.00

A massive book (11 1/2 by 9 by 2 1/2 inches). Burgundy pebbled cloth. Gilt title. 667 pgs plus foldout map pasted in the back. Originally published in 1901. Packed full of b&w illustrations. Very slight fading to the spine and a little bumping at top and bottom, otherwise in beautiful condition. Social history addressing everything from church to clothes to the French Revolution. Cost of living, food and drink, street conditions, superstitions, imports and exports, there is a chapter on "coarseness" and plenty more on manners. A & C Black, London. 1925. USED. $75.00