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The Golden Age of the Thames by  Patricia Burstall - First Edition - 1981 - from The Parnassus BookShop and

The Golden Age of the Thames

by Burstall, Patricia

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Newton Abbey, London, England: David & Charles, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Also Printed in the US by David & Charles, North Pomfret, Vermont. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in VERY GOOD CONDITION. 28 illustrative plates. Gray full cloth w/gilt titles, very clean, no marks, no edgewear, tight, sewn binding, solid and square with sharp corners. First few pages have a faint crease to the upper corner, otherwise in Fine Condition. Black jacket w/orange and white titles with three illus encircled in orange filigree: 'Among the River Flowers', drawn by F. Tadgant, engraved by R. Loudan (front); fishing from a punt moored in mid-stream, and a luncheon party on a houseboat at Henley, from a painting by Herbert Sidney (back). Jacket clean, small scuff to rear edge of spine head and heel. Amusements and entertainment on the Thames, 1987-1914--regattas, concerts, Venetian fetes, rowing, punting, painting, bathing. Patricia Burstall captures the mood of the pleasure-seekers, from the Prince of Wales passing through Boulters Lock to the raising of hats and fluttering of handkerchiefs, to the drunken bean-feaster bawling his raucous choruses. Charming illustrations and the use of contemporary sources draws together the personalities, the scenes, the events into a colorful period piece, of the golden age before World War I destroyed this elegant age. 222 pages with index. 8.75 x 5.6 inches. Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbey, London, England, 1981.


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