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BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste
London : 1970First edition thus, signed limited issue, number 28 of 200 specially bound copies signed by the author. Ghastly Good Taste was published first in 1933, and was Betjeman's first prose work, defending Victorian and Edwardian architecture against both antiquarianism and Modernism.
By the 1970s, Betjeman is "appalled by the sententiousness, arrogance... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141393
BETJEMAN, John. Sir John Piers.
Mullingar : First edition, first impression, one of 140 copies only, this copy signed by Betjeman in Gaelic. One of John Betjeman's earliest separately published poems, first printed in the Westmeath Examiner under the pseudonym "Epsilon", the work revisits the scandal the 1807 "criminal conversation" trial involving the Anglo-Irish baronet Sir John Bennett Piers,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 99840
BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste.
London : 1933First edition, first state, the Hungarian-born architect Ernö Goldfinger's copy, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Having immigrated to England during the 1930s, Goldfinger became a prominent member of the London-based Modern Architectural Research Group (known as MARS), of which Betjeman was also a member. "The force of Goldfinger's... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123746