Men Of Kent And Kentish Men. Biographical Notices Of 680 Worthies Of Kent, Written By A Man Of Kent,.
Bound in original red cloth gilt, with block of county arms on front board. A little wear to extremities, spine sunned, small water stain on rear board, and front hinge starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. Copperplate inscription to Pte Playford, 4th Northumberland Fusiliers, Prisoner of War in Germany, signed by author, Hythe 1919. 3 newspaper cuttings loosely inserted.
PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY AUTHOR
F. J. Parsons Ltd., Printers, The Bayle.,
The rev. a. winnifrith, m.a., oxon., late rector of mariansleigh.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 562 pp.
Illustrated by portrait frontispiece, with facsimile signature, folding map at end and black and white illustrations in text.
An important and impressive work of reference unlikely to be surpassed. It includes an index of professions and of birthplaces and a list of subscribers at end. Alfred Winnifrith (1842-1923) was born at Penshurst and moved to Hythe to run the Prospect House School in 1864. He studied for the priesthood in Oxford, 1874-76 and later became Rector of Mariansleigh, Devon, 1885-1913, after which he returned to Hythe. During the First World War he and his wife co-ordinated the town's work in helping Belgian refugees and assisted Hythe men who were prisoners of war, by sending them parcels and visiting their families at home; hence the inscription in this copy.
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