Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Social History
found: 3 books

 
GRAVES, ROBERT, AND ALAN HODGE
The Long Weekend. A Social History of Great Britain 1918-1939
(London: The Folio Society, 2009). . Large 8vo in maroon slipcase; pictorial boards, lettered in white on spine; pp. xviii + (ii) + 412, incl. index; plates, incl. monochrome and colour photographs. Near-fine condition. "In June 1940 ... [the] straggling remains of the defeated British Expeditionary Force in France had limped back across the Channel, leaving their dead, their wounded and those taken prisoner, as well as most of their weapons and equipment, behind on the beaches of Dunkirk... It was at this moment that the British writer and poet, Robert Graves, with the help of another poet and historian, Alan Hodge, set out to encapsulate for their fellow countrymen and women the years that had passed since Britain was last at war with Germany. The Long Weekend, with its suggestion of leisure, of breathing space, of years out, is bookended by war. It starts with the Armistice: it ends with Hitler's failure to accept the British ultimatum to withdraw German troops from Poland, and the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's declaration at 11.15 on the morning of Sunday 3 September 1939 'that consequently this country is at war with Germany'.".
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Book number: 10884
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.18 | JP¥ 1615]
Catalogue: Social History
Keywords: First . Second World . . Pastimes. Customs

 
NICOL, MARGARET
South African Protocol and Other Formalities
(Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1964). . 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. 100 + (viii). Dustwrapper a little rubbed; some tape marks and foxing to endpapers; some spotting to edges and occasionally elsewhere. Good condition. This manual covers such subjects as precedence, social lists and selection of guests, formal calling, visiting cards, invitations, functions and entertainments, modes of address, decorations, orders and medals, and correspondence (official and private). "In our day when we are so free in dress and conduct that hardly any rules seem to apply, protocol has great merit if it can impart more decorum to our multi-mannered society. Miss Nicol has from her wide experience, and from official documents, produced a vade-mecum for the South African so complete that there must be little that she has overlooked. If she has taken her subject beyond our borders - far and often - that must also have value for the information on conventions observed by others with whom we are in frequent touch.".
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Book number: 8594
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.18 | JP¥ 1615]
Catalogue: Social History
Keywords: Etiquette. . Hosts. Hostesses. Forms . . Diplomacy

 
ROSENTHAL, ERIC
Tankards & Tradition
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1961). . 8vo; original cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. vi + 209; black-and-white illustration. Ex-library with markings, cloth worn on lower board, some browning. Fair condition only. History of the part beer has played in South African life..
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Book number: 6103
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 US$ 4.86 | JP¥ 517]
Catalogue: Social History

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