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Suffolk: A Shell Guide


  • Author:
    Scarfe, Norman
  • Illustrator:
    John Piper and John Betjeman
  • Publisher:
    Faber & Faber, London, 1960
  • Catalog ID:
    1308361
  • Our ref:
    1308361

First edition Faber & Faber, London, 1960. Hardback. 120 pages. Dust jacket. A sparkling morning sea, gentle rivers and a wide East Anglian sky are Suffolk's permanent blessings. One of its southern valleys inspire Gainsborough and Constable, and other parts of the county have had their moods expressed in poetry by Bloomfield and Crabbe, and in music by Benjamin Britten. The county still has its secrets, and the author has been torn between a reluctance to betray them and a desire that the hidden places shall be known and loved - and safeguarded. He describes each of the five hundred parishes, noting in each the beautiful, the singular, the significant and the characteristic. Illustrated with many black & white photographs and a colour frontispiece. Book in very good condition - just a slight mustiness. Jacket good. Price clipped. Slight edge wear and some nicks to corners. Slight loss to extremities of spine (mostly to head). Small puncture to rear panel. Generally only lightly soiled and some discolouration to spine & upper edges of flaps.
  • Our price: £12.50

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