1894 Recollections of Old Country Life Social, Political, Sporting, & Agricultural
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Author's Presentation Copy, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed
A limited edition work, a large paper copy, of which only seventy-five were printed. This copy is numbered fifty-four. Author's presentation copy, signed to the title-page, 'R. J. Sissons, on his wedding day, 1894, with the best wishes of the Author of this work, John Kersley Fowler.' An interesting look at country life in the late nineteenth century in Buckinghamshire. With a frontispiece, five plates, and five in-text illustrations. Written by J. K. Fowler, also known as 'Rusticus', who also wrote 'Echoes of Old Country Life'. Newspaper clipping tipped in to the verso to the rear endpaper, from 'The Standard', Saturday 25th August 1894, containing a short review for the book. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Some light marks to the boards and spine. A little loss and rubbing to the spine label. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Hinges are a little strained but remain firm. Newspaper clipping tipped in to the verso to the rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot.
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