HOLLAND, Clive (illustrator). Walter TYNDALE (author). Wessex.

HOLLAND, Clive (illustrator). Walter TYNDALE (author). Wessex.

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HOLLAND, Clive (illustrator). Walter TYNDALE (author). Wessex. London, A.& C. Black, [1906].

Large 8vo.; publisher's decorative dark green cloth handsomely blocked to an Art Nouveau design in black, mustard, black, mint green and gilt to spine and upper cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; pp. xii, 279, with 75 fine coloured plates protected by captioned tissue-guards and folding map of the county tipped into the rear; a fine, fresh copy with only minor bruising to spine ends and light speckling to untrimmed edges of book block, internally clean with only offset-browning to the half-title, light spotting to endpapers and a small corner crease to a tissue-guard.
First edition, one of 2000 copies A vivid description of this rural landscape, which is largely situated in the modern county of Dorset; an area made famous by the writings of Thomas Hardy. The text involves Hardy's novels to a large extent, illustrating and discussing landmarks and areas of interest in his works. Inman 88.

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