Seeley Service & Co., 1968. First edition. Out of print title. Hardcover. 96 pages. 26 x 19 cm. Colour photographs. Text in English. Used. VG.
Note: Minor signs of wear. Former owner's name written on front free endpaper.
As far as we can trace, this is the first book to be published that illustrates a large number os the best-knows ties of Britain. Each image there are notes on the history, membership, purpose, etc., of each organization involved (London Clubs, School Old Boys, Universities...), and those notes in themselves make fascinating reading and browsing.
A charming reference book that examine the development, history and secrets of the tie from its earliest appearance up to the present day (1968). The quintessential British tradition of the old school tie. The book illustrates and describes some 750 ties in colour plates that have a pleasing graphic quality.
"We take many things for granted, most strangely of all, perhaps, the clothes we wear (...) which is why an historian of costume, like myself, is writing about ties, or neckties as the remaining Edwardians continue to call them" Introduction extract by James Laver.
Yes! It's time to go back to school. Yes! It’s time to go back to school. And we believe it will be of great visual utility and knowledge.