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Hardback, Size 8 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth covers, beveled boards, gilt lettering to spine, gilt pictorial vignette to front with black decorative bordering to front and ends of spine. Green decorative floral endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Some minor bumps to edges. A couple of minor handling marks to boards. Some darkening to endpapers/halftitle page. Some handling marks to pages. Else a 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.
Categories: NATURAL HISTORY,
Publisher: London, Smith Elder & Co., 1880 1st Illustrated Edition:
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Seller ID: 81954
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY jefferies, game, gamekeeper, coate, charles whymper, natural history, rural life, poacher, 1880, 1st, Illustrated Edition, 42 B&W wood-engravings,