Kilvert's Diary Life in the English Countryside in Mid-Victorian Times

$45.00

Later edition but first edition, thus. Fine. Red binding with gilt tooling, gilt decorative work & black titles to front boards with an inset water-colour illustration on parchment depicting an English rural landscape. Gilt lettering to spine.Originally issued in 3 separate volumes [1938-40], this is an "Illustrated Selection". 288 pp. Ed.& Introd by William Plomber. Kilvert, a clergyman, [1840-1879] who died suddenly in 1879, a month after his wedding, gives us a fascinating snap-shot of English country life in the 1870s. Local identities, such as William Wordsworth, are mentioned in the course of everyday life. Beautiful sepia photos, colour plates & botanical art. No dj as issued. A superb copy. *** Century Hutchinson

Diary of: Kilvert, Robert Francis
Illustrated By: Kilvert, R.F.
Published: 1986 Century Hutchinson Covent Garden, London
ISBN: 0712693978
Binding: Hardcover with Decorative Boards
Book Condition: Fine