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Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination by  Peter Ackroyd - Signed First Edition - 2002 - from Hermit Hill Books and Biblio.co.uk

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Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination

by Ackroyd, Peter

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


London: Chatto & Windus, 2002. First English Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Claret paper boards with gilt spine lettering. Illustrated endpapers. Only fault: bottom front corner lightly bumped. Dj has very minor edgewear. Signed by author on title page. This dazzling book demonstrates that a quintessentially English quality can be discovered in all forms of English culture, not only in literature but also in painting, music, architecture, philosophy and science. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Peter Ackroyd is the author of biographies of Dickens, Blake, and Thomas More, and of the bestselling London: The Biography . He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature’s William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Guardian Fiction prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Award for Literature. He lives in London.




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