First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth-covered boards with publisher's logo stamped in gold on cover and title stamped in gold on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Text by John A. Wood, David Rundle, John Betjeman, Iris Origo, Sacheverell Stiwell, Anthony Powell, Joan Haslip, John Lehmann, Antony Lambton, Cyril Birch, Charles Wilson, Peter Quennell, Christopher Sykes, A. L. Rowse, Laurence Sickman, Amanda Lillie, Nicolai Rubenstein, Anna Maria Crinò, Maurice Cranston, Peter Gunn, Edward Chaney, Michael Grant, John Fleming, Francis Haskell, Carlo Knight, Hugh Honour, Denys Sutton, John Pope-Hennessy and Neil Ritchie. Edited by Edward Chaney and Neil Ritchie. 248 pp., with 32 black and white illustrations. 10-1/2 x 8 inches.