Wild England Of To-day And The Wild Life In It.
Seeley and Co. Limited, 38 Great Russell Street.
With illustrations from drawings by lancelot speed and from photographs. second edition.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xiii + [iii] + 310 pp. In school prize presentation binding of dark green morocco, boards with gilt borders, front enclosing gilt block of Schola Hulmeiana; Sine in compartments with raised bands, decorate gilt with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good clean copy. Hulme Grammar School prize inscription, 1902, in copperplate hand on second free endpaper. Illustrated by 16 plates, including frontispiece, from drawings by Lancelot Speed and photographs. Accounts of the natural history of England in selected areas, including southern cliffs and estuaries, pine and heather country, Surrey, Hampshire, the Berkshire Downs and Vale of the White Horse, High Suffolk, etc. Charles John Cornish (1860-1931) was an Oxford educated naturalist who taught classics at St Paul's School from 1885. Some of the illustrations are by Lancelot Speed (1860-1931), book illustrator, cartoonist and early silent film director. Second edition published in the same year as the first of this popular title, several times reprinted.
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