A Cab at the Door: - V. S. PritchettChatto & Windus, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with spotting on panels and the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “More than a portrait of a family, Pritchett’s memoir captures the texture and colour of the ‘other side’ of Edwardian England. His London is a working-class city, his life that of a grammar-school boy conscious of the greater glamour of such famous public schools as Winchester and Eton. His countryside is rural Yorkshire, — polarized by visits to the manse of his grandfather, a Congregationalist minister marked by an ungodly manner and deep religious zeal, and to the home of his Uncle Arthur, a fierce atheist whose inspiration is Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. Mr Pritchett Looks back not in anger, but with a fine sense of the comic and with serene delight in the extravagant people who filled his world.”