Title: John Bull's Schooldays
Author: Brian Inglis, et al.
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Year: 1961 (First Edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: "'The happiest days of one's life?' Perhaps not, but certainly the most interesting to read about. It is the earliest pages of an autobiography that strike home most forcibly, for every writer finds his pen quickened by the memory of those days when senses are at their keenest and impressions liveliest[…] Humour, pathos, character, and the juxtaposition of authority and rebellion which make every school a world in miniature, combine to render this an absorbing book. Although it is 'for amusement only', many an educationist will find it more illuminating than a library of academic tomes. For this is education from the receiving end—the only one that ultimately matters."
Pastedowns, endpapers, and title page are illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Textured cloth crimson boards with light grey text to spine. The illustration of John Bull on the jacket is embossed in light grey on the front cover. Spine and corners appear to be straight. Unclipped (18s net) pictorial jacket is scuffed and nicked along its extremities (refer to image), but remains 99.9% complete. The pages are very lightly tanned, and in excellent, unmarked condition – not a speck of foxing in sight. Binding is tight.
Measures 21 cm × 14 cm (8.4″ × 5.5″). 8vo. 160 pp.