Manuscript journal, January to May 1945.: Jones (Geoffrey Berrington)]

Manuscript journal, January to May 1945.

Jones (Geoffrey Berrington)]

Edité par [Liverpool], 1945
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Soft cover
Vendeur McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery ABA PBFA (Edinburgh, Royaume-Uni)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 7 septembre 2015

Evaluation du vendeur Evaluation 5 étoiles

Quantité : 1

Disponible auprès d'autres vendeurs

Afficher tous les  exemplaires de ce livre
Acheter D'occasion
Prix: EUR 88,70 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 20,67 De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Chèque PayPal Virement bancaire

A propos de cet article

Quarto feint-ruled notebook, pp. [14, blank], 15-43, [1], [c. 150 blanks]. About 30 pages neatly filled in blue, black, and blue-black ink, most entries dated though the precision drops off towards the end. Original green textured paper boards backed in red cloth. Spine a little sunned. The author identified in pencil on the first leaf by the bookseller who acquired his collection of books. Geoffrey Berrington Jones took his BArch from Liverpool in the 1940s, was elected ARIBA in 1950, then in the late 1950s moved to Edinburgh, becoming ARIAS in 1960. While studying for his degree (taught by Herbert Thearle) he kept this short journal, which happens to coincide with the final months of the European front of the Second World War. Most of the entries are social or academic in nature: on Jan 13 a group of students and friends gathered for a party in Upholland where they 'started with an "improve on this" to warm things up and went on to spinning a bottle for kisses, Murder, Hyde Park Corner, etc, all of which ammount [sic] to the same thing' (p. 17). But the war intrudes in places: 'Bartlett told us about Dave Annison giving instruction at the Air Sqdrn on the Browning. They had it dismantled and couldn't get it together again and had to fetch the armoured. Then Annison remembered he'd the firing pin in his pocket' (p. 20). Jones frequently bemoans the absence of potatoes, and a number of days (and lectures) are 'dull' He seems to abandon the diary towards the end of February, in 'glorious weather, much too good to work', after an account of a meeting to discuss the fates of six students sent down 'for a rag at Rankin Hall' But he resumes writing on the following page early in May, perhaps because of the significance of the news: 'Holiday today, announced yesterday. Tracing working drawings very busy so not excited. Heard Churchill at 3 and then we all went down to New Brighton' The following day Jones goes to Vale Park for celebrations, and later in the week 'came home to see mob burning down huts at Ack Ack battery. Poles not so excited' The final few days of entries are dated again, though Jones mistakenly writes numbers in the 20s (26th, 27th, etc.) when he means 16th, 17th, and so on. On May 16th, he writes 'Heard de Valera's speech, very statesmanlike and a perfect rebuke to Churchill' Matters conclude with a rumour that the President of RIBA will be visiting, after which no more entries. N° de réf. du libraire 2108

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Manuscript journal, January to May 1945.

Éditeur : [Liverpool]

Date d'édition : 1945

Reliure : Soft cover

Description de la librairie

Established in 1957, McNaughtan's Bookshop is the oldest secondhand and antiquarian bookshop in Scotland. Situated near the top of Edinburgh's Leith Walk thoroughfare, we are within easy walking distance of Waverley Station and the central bus terminal. Our attached Gallery hosts regular exhibitions by local artists and others from as far away as Japan, including work by the Artist Book Group.

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

All books listed subject to prior sale. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and bound by their Code of Conduct. Anything found to be not as described may be returned for a full refund. This does not affect or limit statutory rights of return under EU distance selling regulations. McNaughtan's Bookshop is a trading name of the partnership Derek Walker & Anna Fomicheva, VAT reg. GB218182907. Please address any communication to McNaughtan's Bookshop, 3a & 4a Haddington Place, ...

Pour plus d'information
Conditions de livraison :

All parcels sent fully insured with delivery confirmation, and packed with multiple layers of protection to ensure safe delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: International courier services like UPS, DHL, and FedEx cannot deliver to PO Boxes. If you choose the Priority shipping option, you must provide a street address. If you pay for faster shipping but provide a PO Box address, we will have to send the parcel by slower airmail anyway.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur