John Geard, ex-minister now the mayor of Glastonbury, aims to restore Glastonbury to its medieval glory as a place of religious pilgrimage. On the other hand, the Glastonbury industrialist Philip Crow, along with John and Mary Crow, and Tom Barter, who are like him are from Norfolk, view the myths and legends of the town with contempt. Philip's vision is of a future with more mines and more factories. John Crow, however, as he is penniless, takes on the task of organizing a pageant for Geard. At the same time an alliance of Anarchists, Marxists, and Jacobins try to turn Glastonbury into a commune.
Blue cloth covered boards with red text to front and spine. Boards are scuffed and faded, and spine is discoloured. Closed tear to front hinge. Shelf wear to spine. Foxing to endpapers. Book shop sticker and pencil mark to front pastedown. First two leaves have come away from main text block (although still attached to front board), revealing canvas binding beneath. Foxing to edges of text block which is otherwise clean and free from annotation and marginalia.