Title: The Rural Life of England.
Publisher: London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1838.
Publication Date: 1838
By William Howitt - author of 'The Book of the Seasons'. In Two Volumes. xx, 396 pp; xii, 386 pp. "A perfect portraiture of English country life, as seen in all classes and all parts of the country". 5 x 7.75 inches. Contents Volume I, Part I: Life of the Aristocracy; Part II: Life of the Agricultural Population; Part III: Picturesque and Moral Features of the Country. Volume II, Part I: Love of Nature; Part II: The Forests of England; Part III: Habits, Amusements, and Condition of the People. Small wood-engraved illustrations on title pages and occasionally in text, mostly by Samuel Williams. Marbled eps. Name plate of previous owner on feps. A few spots of foxing on prelims and only very occasionally in text. Beautifully bound in matching full dark green leather. Five raised bands on spines with gilt lettering on maroon spine labels. Gilt decoration in panels on spines. Fine gilt rule to margins of boards. Marbled edges. Tops and bottoms of spines lightly rubbed. Corners rubbed. A few scuff marks to surfaces of boards. A very tight, bright attractive set. Overall condition VG to VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 2736
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