First Edition. K. M. Pearce dustjacket art. "There is a submerged England that is nonconformist and puritan. This England, in its stupidities and unconscious heroisms, is the theme of Mr. Thompson's new novel, which opens in the deceptive summer of Nonconformity and Liberalism, forty years ago, before their decline began". Very Good, fore-edge corners bumped, some foxing to page edges, in Very Good price clipped dustjacket.