Item #23432 The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England. P. H. Ditchfield, A. R Quinton.
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England
The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England

The Cottages and the Village Life of Rural England

London: J.M. Dent, 1912.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 11" x 8.5", xiii, 184 pp, with 52 mounted color plates, in original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. Rubbing to extremities, with a tiny bit of fraying to the cloth, some pale staining bottom 1/4-inch of front board, internally clean and sound. The author describes his intent for the book in the Preface: "In this book we have tried to understand why we admire the beauties of rural scenes, of the cots by the wayside, and in what their merit consists, and so to enable ourselves to appreciate more fully their charming character. The artist, Mr. Quinton, has depicted some of the most beautiful examples of rural homes that England affords. These I have tried to describe, to discover the secrets of their attractiveness, and to compare them with modern dwellings which lack their comeliness."

Item #23432

Price: $175.00

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