Phillimore, London, 1979, first edition, hardback with d/w, 8vo, pp xvi + 191 including glossary, appendices, references and a detailed index, illustrated by 29 plates, 38 text figures, 10 maps and 10 diagrams.
To the outsider, Lancing is probably best known for its public school but the parish of Lancing has a much longer history and, in this book, the author has traced, from original sources, the earliest references to it, dealing firstly with the early manor of Lancing and other smaller manors in the area through to its present appearance as a mixture of village, suburb and resort. Lancing residents, in particular, will find in the book a wealth of fascinating detail in its text, appendices and illustrations.
Very good condition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards and pages are pristine and binding is tight. Dust wrapper is in good+ condition. Although generally clean and undamaged, there is a 2cm closed tear at the head of the spine (see photo).