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Wiltshire Village

  • Author:
    Tanner, Heather
  • Illustrator:
    Robin Tanner
  • Publisher:
    Collins, London, 1939
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  • Edition text:
    First edition
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  • Book condition:
    Very Good
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  • Our ref:

Collins, London, 1939. First edition. Book condition: very good. A little general wear. Corners very lightly bumped. Paper very slightly tanned. Internally clean. Dust jacket: fair. Unclipped. Generally rubbed and worn. Edges (mainly upper) a little chipped. Slight loss to head & tail of spine. Section of spine separated but reinforced to rear with clear tape. Similar reinforcing to upper and lower sections of spine and to a closed tear at upper edge of front. Jacket discoloured. Protective sleeve in place. The village of this book is a Wiltshire Village (Kington Borel), it is a mythical place but embodies all that the authors have experienced growing up in that sturdily Saxon part of England. Village crafts, customs and characters are all recorded here as we journey through a village year. We encounter the thatcher with his hazel spicks, the benfits of a 'squeeze-belly', learn about old weather lore and dumbledores. This is a historic piece of England and it is faulously illustrated with etchings and pen drawings by Robin Tanner.
  • Our price: £35.00

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