£60.00

Publisher

Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand.

Place

London

Date

1886

Synopsis

In the counties of surrey, kent, sussex, hants, berks, oxford, bucks, wilts, somerset, gloucester, hereford, salop, worcester, stafford, leicester, hertford, essex, suffolk, norfolk, cambridge, huntingdon, nottingham, lincoln, york, lancaster, durham, and northumberland, during the years 1821 to 1832: with economical and political observations. by the late william cobbett, m.p. for oldham. a new edition by pitt cobbett, vicar of crofton, hants. vols. i and ii.

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Vol. I, xlviii + 406 pp; Vol. II, [iv] + 409 pp. Bound in original half morocco over blue marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting brown and green title labels. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by portrait bust frontispiece with facsimile inscription and signature (Vol. I). and by folding map ( Vol. II). A full edition of Rural Rides, edited by Pitt Cobbett, Vicar of Crofton, Hants, 1874-1901 (possibly a distant relative but not a direct descendent). The best known title of William Cobbett of Farnham (1763-1835), farmer, journalist and political radical, prolific writer and publisher of the newspaper, the Political Register (1802-35). Rural Rides was serialised in the Register, 1822-26 and first appeared in book form, 1830).

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