Author: Kenneth Clark
Publisher: London, British Broadcasting Corporation and John Murray, 1969
First edition signed by the author. Additionally signed by an array of eminently civilised people; the authors John Betjeman and J.B. Priestley, the author and illustrator Osbert Lancaster, the artist Henry Moore, the soprano Eva Turner, the broadcaster Charles Wheeler and the archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler. John Betjeman, himself a TV pundit, said of Civilisation, “ ‘Civilisation_’ is the best telly I have ever seen.”
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Wrapper a little nicked with a couple of closed tears and creases to lower panel, otherwise a very good copy.
Sold with a copy of James Stourton’s ‘Kenneth Clark. Life, Art and Civilisation’ (William Collins 2016).