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Amaryllis At The Fair

By Richard Jefferies

1887

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington : London

8" by 5.5"

260pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A lovely first edition copy of Richard Jefferies's novel 'Amaryllis At The Fair', exploring rural living in the nineteenth century.

First edition (Copac). A charming work by the author Richard Jefferies, exploring the struggles of life in rural England. Richard Jefferies was influenced hugely by his childhood and his time living on a farm in Wiltshire, with his work often depicting the rural life and nature of the British countryside. Though fictional this particular novel mirrors many aspects of the authors own life, touching upon the authors own financial struggles, his wife distaste for farming and the his passion for horticulture. With the bookplate of Robert Hall to the front pastedown. A known Kelmscott Press collector the bookplate features numerous examples of the Kelmscott Press, including a large edition of Chaucer in the bottom right of the plate.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and also the extremities. Light rubbing also the joints and extremities. Front hinge is strained. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting throughout the volume, heavier to the first and last pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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