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Hardback, Size 8 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine, gilt pictorial vignette to front with blind embossed paneled boards. Dark navy blue endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. A couple of minor handling marks to boards else cloth clean and bright. Endpapers clean and bright. Some minor tanning to frontis & title page from tissue guard. Else a very clean and tight copy. Illustrated with 42 B&W wood-engravings by Charles Whymper. (frontis also appears on p11.) Previously serialised in "Pall Mall", this was his first published essay collection. It is set in and around his birthplace of Coate and using a gamekeeper with whom he was familiar, he describes the life and work of the gamekeeper and also the ways of the poacher and the ongoing ‘war’ between them.
Title: The Gamekeeper at Home Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life. With illustrations by CHARLES WHYMPER. New Edition.
Categories: NATURAL HISTORY,
Publisher: London, Smith Elder & Co., 1896 New Edition:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 81955
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY jefferies, game, gamekeeper, coate, charles whymper, natural history, rural life, poacher, 1896, 42 B&W wood-engravings, New Edition,