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The Spectacle of Empire - Jan Morris

Faber & Faber, 1982, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Two very small dings to the lower board. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. From the introduction: “At the end of the nineteenth century the British Empire, the largest empire in history, achieved a kind of fulfilment: not just of political, historical or economic ambition, but of spectacle and of style. A tumultuous century of wars, explorations, emigrations, inventions and distant adventures was given expression in this moment, and the great Empire seemed to stand there like a huge work of art, resplendent and complete. This fully evolved objet d’histoire is the subject of this book.”
Size: 12¼" x 9¼"
Number of Pages: 255
ISBN: 0571119573

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