Book Description

A fine, fresh, bright copy; all edges gilt; faint hint of marking to lower corner of ffep. Illustrated with 12 tissue-guarded coloured plates by F. Edward Hulme, and black and white in-text and initial-letter cuts. With 8 pp. list of the author’s other works, and 32 pp. publisher’s catalogue at rear.
Dealer Notes
This lovely work is a celebration of Spring: its opening chapter on rambling in woodlands is followed by a month-by-month journey through the English forest-scape. The author was an early advocate of the Open Space Movement that sought to enlarge green spaces — in his case, in and around London — and protecting forest and wild lands — his special cause was Epping Forest.
A contemporary review describes the book as “... written in that clear and attractive style so well known to Mr. Heath’s readers, and which has done so much to make his work valued by lovers of Nature.”
Author Francis George Heath
Date 1880
Binding Publisher’s pictorial cloth
Publisher London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Illustrator F. Edward Hulme
Condition Fine copy
Pages xvi, 446 (+ 32 pp. publisher’s cat.)

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