Merry England

ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Cyril RAY (author). Merry England.

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ARDIZZONE, Edward (illustrator). Cyril RAY (author). Merry England. London; Vista Books. 1960.

Large 8vo. Original dove grey cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 8-208; illustrated throughout with full-page plates by Ardizzone tinted in a range of colours; a very good copy with bruising to top forecorners of both boards, internally very clean throughout, protected by an attractive, unclipped, dustwrapper (25s) with some dusting, and a small area of faint creasing, to top edge of upper panel.
First edition. "A shrewd, unsentimental, often extremely funny survey of the manners, customs, and recreations of the English in [the] mid-twentieth century" (flap blurb).