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Scenes and Tales of Country Life: With Recollections of Natural History 

By Edward Jesse

1844 - London - John Murray

8" by 5", vii, 399pp

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A revised edition of this charming work by a former Surveyor of Her Majesty's Parks, Palaces, etc.

Bound in red cloth with blindstamping and gilt lettering.

With a Remnant and Edmonds bookbinder's label to the rear pastedown.

There are four woodcut plates, collated complete, depicting bower birds and scenes from Eton College and Windsor.

Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper, 'Newton Hall' in ink to the front pastedown, and a Widdrington copperplate ink signature to the title page.

CONDITION

The textblock binding is generally tight and firm, although the cords are exposed in several instances, with several gatherings becoming slightly loose. The outer hinges are starting. The backstrip is coming away, and held by the top edge only. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping, sunning, marks, and chipping to the tail. Internally the pages are generally bright with some light foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages and the plates, with occasional marks. Overall the condition is good only.

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