Title: Customs & Faces, photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914
ISBN Number: 0902620835 / 9780902620834
Seller ID: 50563
JAY, BILL. Customs & Faces, photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914, London: St. Martin's Press, 1972. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with a 20-page introduction and 68 photolithographic reproductions of Stone's pictures, black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Stone captured like nobody else the peculiar nature of Olde England, with photos of festivals, pageants, gypsies, the poor, the common and the just plain weird, like the men celebrating the Hare Pie and Bottle Kicking Festival in Holaton. Condition of this book: Dust jacket is chipped, price-clipped, and has small wrinkles. Boards very good, inscription inked onto inside cover, minor soiling at top edge, images fine.