London: B. T. Batsford, 1908. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 167, indexed, illustrated with over 100 b/w drawings. Good; 2" split at backstrip, back hinge splitting. Item #21237
The author recounts the English rural heritage as it showed itself to him in the early years of the 20th century. England has always been famous for its villages: their variety, their picturesque charm, their landscape from which they seem to have grown. Here are the villages which despite the passing of time and the changes caused by 20th century transportation, are places we still enjoy today. The delicate and affectionate drawings by Sydney Jones add the final touch to this nostalgic ramble through the rural hamlets of England.