Highways and Byways in London, Sussex, Oxford and the Cotswolds, North Wales, Berkshire, Devon and Cornwall and Kent
By E. T. Cook, E. V. Lucas, Herbert A. Evans, A. G. Bradley, James Edmund Vincent, Arthur H. Norway and Walter Jerrold
Illustrated by Hugh Thomson, Joseph Pennell and Federick L. Griggs
1902-1907 - London - Macmillan
8" by 5.5", xiv, 480, 4; xx, 416, 4; xv, 407, 4; xiv, 474, 6; xiii, 443, 4; viii, 391; xix, 447, 4pp
Seven volumes of the Highways and Byways series of books on Britain.
With illustrations to all volumes and fold-out maps to three volumes.
Each volume has interesting historical information, anecdotes, poems and descriptions of local places.
With an ink inscription to the front free endpaper of three volumes and a bookplate of Richard Bagley to the front pastedown of two volumes, one of which also has a bookplate of one H. Mather.
Hugh Thomson (1 June 1860 - 7 May 1920) was an Irish Illustrator born in Coleraine, Ireland in 1860. His artistic ambitions sent him to London in 1883 where he notably illustrated editions of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens, as well as many books in the Highways and Byways series.
Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs (30 October 1876 7 June 1938) was a distinguished English etcher, architectural draughtsman, illustrator, and early conservationist, associated with the late flowering of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Cotswolds. He was one of the first etchers to be elected to full membership of the Royal Academy.
In cloth covered bindings. Externally, all volumes sound with slight shelfwear and slight straining to four front hinges and one rear. With one small ink stamp to the verso of one front free endpaper, and scattered foxing to most volumes, though this is mainly confined to first and last few pages.
Overall: VERY GOOD
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