Item: ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL by JAMES HERRIOT.
Possible first edition? - no additional impression/edition details on publication page. No price on dust-jacket & not price-clipped - possible replacement jacket?
378 uncut page hardback book (21.5cm x 14.5cm) published by St Martin's Press New York 1974.
Content: This is a 1974 US edition (possible first edition? - see above) of All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot.
Two years ago when we published James Herriot's ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, we called it a "miracle between covers:' In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said: 'If there is any justice, ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL will become a classic of its kind. The publishers call it a miracle-not too strong a word for a book that offers something for everyone: gusto, humor, pathos, information, romance, insight, style. It is vicarious living with one of the happiest and most admirable of people, a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire dales who can write superlatively well:
James, the miracle worker, has done it again. ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL is precisely the warm and joyful sequel that readers all over America have been asking for. James is now married, and he and Helen live on the top floor of Skeldale House, while his former boss, now partner, Siegfried lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan. James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters-humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets-all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection, and insight that have made Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. This is the most loving book of the year to have-or to give.
Additional information: All Things Bright An Beautiful is the sequel to All Creatures Great And Small and was first published in America in 1972. All Things Bright And Beautiful continues the story. James and Helen are now married. and he and Helen live on the top floor of Skeldale House, while his boss, now partner, Siegfried lives downstairs with his brother Tristan. The story is part autobiography and part fiction, based in and around Thirsk, Yorkshire just before and during the Second World War.
James Herriot OBE is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, aka Alf Wight (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), a British veterinary surgeon and writer. Wight is best known for his enormously popular semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small, a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations. The Herriot books are often described as "animal stories" (Wight himself was known to refer to them as his "little cat-and-dog stories"), and given that they are about the life of a country veterinarian, animals certainly play a significant role in most of the stories. However, there are a few of the stories in which animals play little or no part (particularly those about his courtship of Helen), and the overall theme of the stories is actually Yorkshire country life as a whole, with the people and animals being two of the primary elements that give it its distinct character. The books were adapted into two films and a long-running BBC television programme, all called All Creatures Great and Small, the title of the first volume of Herriot stories published in the U.S.
Condition: Dust-jacket very good condition; 2cm split front bottom left-hand edge, very minor splits rear top/bottom edges, discolouration/stain bottom of spine/front right hand edge/rear bottom edge, minor handling marks (inside removable protective sleeve). Hardback very good condition; extremely minor bump front top right-hand corner, very minor bumps/wear top/bottom of spine. Pages excellent condition; very minor (5mm) mark when pages viewed collectively top on (page faces unaffected), manufacturing fold/crease (in paper) title page, minor (indent) crease dedication page - page faces very clean & bright.
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