Summoned by Bells

BETJEMAN, John. Summoned by Bells.

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BETJEMAN, John. Summoned by Bells. London: John Murray, 1960.

4to, original green cloth boards, blocked in blind with decorative bell motif; lettered and ruled in gilt to spine; matching printed end papers with bell design; in tan dust-jacket printed in black and red; illustrated with chapter headers by Michael Tree; pp. [viii], 111, [i]; offsetting to end papers particularly at the front; edges a little browned with light fraying to head of spine; jacket with some very small nicks. A very good copy.
First edition.
A collection of poems which describe autobiographically Betjeman's early memories, and the agonies and delights of growing up, from his childhood home in Hampstead through to his experiences while a student at Magdalen College, Oxford.