Titel: Georgian Delights.
Verlag: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, first edition, 1980
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm, 160 pp, 150 black-and-white ills. From the blurb: "In this pictorial account of life in Georgian England Professor Plumb captures all the charm and humanity that characterized the age. It was a time of expansion, discovery and the dedicated pursuit of happiness, in which new interests -intellectual, artistic and sporting - were taken up with delighted enthusiasm. Many traditional British pleasures -concerts, race meetings and seaside holidays among them - have their origins in the eighteenth century, as do the Royal Academy, the London Zoo and Kew Gardens. Great talents emerged, men such as Handel, Gainsborough, Chippendale, Johnson and 'Capability' Brown, producing work of unparalleled genius and diversity. A spirit of inquiry and adventure caused more people to read and to travel than ever before, and the enjoyment derived from their new-found knowledge changed the quality of life for millions of Georgian men and women. It brought them a more stimulating, more satisfying existence, and a happiness which had previously been the sole right of a narrow and aristocratic elite. The enormous range of illustrations in Georgian Delights reflects the variety and vitality of this exceptionally fruitful period" Rear free endpaper has a piece away down the fore-edge, otherwise Very Good in used dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-20744
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