The Lion and the Unicorn. A Historian’s Testament.


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Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to red title label on spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Small marks and slightly rubbed around edges. Small tears at top of front cover, with a few marks. Price clipped.) Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 349pp. With b/w portrait frontis. For thirty-three years, while writing the histories whose evocation of the past has made him world-famous, Sir Arthur Bryant has contributed a weekly commentary to the Illustrated London News. Out of his articles on the passing scene he has made a work of art which not only re-creates the vanished world in which he grew up, but conjures up, with a sense of immediacy, the revolutionary years through which the nation has passed since the thirties. He recalls the experiences which taught him his historian’s craft and made him love England; the life of a still unspoilt countryside; the ardours, endurances and dramatic changes of the grim war years; the hopes of the Servicemen, with whom he worked, of a Brave New World, and the very different reality to which they returned.

Title: The Lion and the Unicorn. A Historian’s Testament.

Author Name: BRYANT, ARTHUR:

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: Collins. London. 1969 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 58525

Keywords: Literature ARTHUR BRYANT, Lion, Unicorn, Historian’s Testament, articles, Illustrated London News, England,