A limited, numbered edition on Japanese paper, one of only 65 copies, this being number 48; bound in vellum & signed by the publisher T. Fisher Unwin on the limitation page; tissue-guarded b/w. frontis. illustration (showing English knights travelling August, 1399); Translated from the original French of Jusserand into English by Lucy Toulmin Smith; Jusserand explores all aspects of life on the road in 14th century England, using literature (Chaucer and other poets, popular ballads, and Piers Plowman), documentary evidence (including a lot of ecclesiastical and secular legal documents, as well as other surviving records), and period illustrations, to create a picture of the roads themselves, the people who travelled them, and how travel affected the country's social and political changes.
First Edition; Gilt titles & vignette to spine with publisher's pictorial logo in gilt to front cover; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Top edge gilt in good condition but worn at outer edge; Deckled outer & bottom edges (rough cut); Previous owner's small book-plate laid in; Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed; Includes appendices & index.
Author J. J. Jusserand
Binding Hardcover (Vellum)
Publisher T. Fisher Unwin
Condition Very Good Condition