( PULMAN ) JOHN TROTANDOT (pseud.):
Title Rambles, Roaming, and Recollections.
Publisher Longman, Green... 1870
Seller ID 44186
Green cloth gt. A few pages show pencil annotations, and a few lines in pencil (possibly by the author?) Re-backed with original spine preserved. New endpapers. Foxing throughout. Good copy. Engraved frontis.portrait of the author. 280 pp./ adverts. 2 pp. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. PRESENTATION COPY: “ Mr. J.F. Hanford (?) with the author’s kind regards”. - A sympathy and passion for nature is expressed in these “ Ramblings...”, but theses papers also posses considerable historical and antiquarian interest. It introduces us to Tom Coryat, a native of Odcombe, who was court jester to Prince Henry, son of James I, and afterwards became a mighty traveller, and hung up as a trophy in the church a pair of boots in which he had walked 1,977 miles. Other papers describe interesting visits to Jordans, the seat of the Speke family, and to Whitelackington, and Monmourth’s Tree. Also we hear of John Coad, the God-fearing carpenter, of local racing, sea-fishing, trips to Jersey, etc.; All is described with “genial humour” (press opinions).
ENGLISH TOPOGRAPHY topography angling speke odcombe monmouth west country fishing archaeology dialect somerset axe rustic sketches Jersey pulman country roaming rambles trotandot inscribed presentation john trotandot j.f. hanford