Mrs. Grundy: A History of Four Centuries of Morals Intended to Illuminate Present Problems in Great Britain and the United States
first editionLeather bound
1930·New York and London
by Markun, Leo
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. First edition. Leather bound. Very good. 665pp. Octavo [23 cm], rebound in decorative gilt-stamped three-quarter purple calf over decorative boards, with raised spine bands, top edge gilt, decorative endpapers. Rubbing and some small abrasions to extremities, two tiny flecks of white paint to spine; bookplate on front pastedown; interior is unmarked. Rather musty. Mrs. Grundy" is the personification of conventional mores (a "pearl-clutcher" in the modern parlance). Markun's fascinating work examines how 'proper' behavior has varied throughout history and across cultures. (Inventory #: 48272)
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