BROGAN, D.W The English People. Impressions & Observations. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1943.
8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. xvi + 296 + xi; wrapper a little chipped, a litle browning to endpapers, very good. Provenance: bookplate to Jane Parriott Ransom to front pastedown. She was the grand-daughter of the prominent West Texan oil man Levi Smith.
First edition. An serious attempt to explain the strange, reserved, hierarchical world of the English for our transatlantic cousins. Brogan was a veteran of the Special Relationship - a Scotsman who taught American history at the University of London and became the first head of the American Section of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, he had a unique perspective on both the English and the Americans. Interestingly, very little has changed.