London: Produced for Moss Bros & Co. Ltd (of Covent Garden) by T. B. Browne Ltd, 1955. Pictorial Wrappers. One of Moss Bros's famous "frivolous" booklets, launched during the Great Depression to :put a smile on customers's faces." Demy 8vo (215 x 139mm): 20pp, with five full-page color illustrations and seven pen-and-ink drawings (including title-page vignette) by the inimitable Edward Ardizzone. Illustrated and stapled card covers. Very light creasing to front cover, spine ends barely nicked, about Fine. Fine-. Item #BB2157
One of the United Kingdom's top menswear shops, specializing in formal dress wear, Moss Bros today has more than 150 locations throughout the country. It was founded, in 1851, by Moses Moss in Covent Garden. At the outbreak of World War One, the staff slept in the shop to keep up with the demand for uniforms. And in 1924, King George V's Private Secretary recommended Moss Bros to members of the first Labour Government for the correct "levee" dress to wear at court. Other titles in the series include Dandies Of Covent Garden, Hunting the Fox, and The Sartorial Consequences of the Second World War. In this episode, a tweed jacket accompanies its well-appointed owner motoring, grouse hunting, salmon fishing, and gardening. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).