London: Jonathan Cape, . Ardizzone, Edward. First Edition, First Impression. Hard Cover. Crown octavo, original red cloth titled in gilt on spine, top edges stained red. 223 pp., 12 full page plates. A fine copy in an attractive, near fine dust jacket, lightly worn at spine head; the jacket artwork is by C. Walter Hodges. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #311795
¶ Duels, Dogs, Public Executions, Blue Stockings, Bribery and Corruption; his personages Horace Walpole, George Selwyn, Beau Brummel, the Chevalier d’Eon, Fanny Burney, Mary Shelley, Mrs. Thrale . . . a "chronicle of humorous and shocking scandal" (John Betjeman). A sort of sequel to his work The Age of Scanda (1950), examining lowlifes and eccentrics of Eighteenth Century England.