JEKYLL, Gertrude. Old West Surrey.

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JEKYLL, Gertrude. Old West Surrey. Longmans, Green And Co., 1904.

8vo. Publisher's cloth gilt; pp. xx + 320; illustrated throughout with black and white photographic plates; spine a little sunned, internally very clean, very good. Provenance: front pastedown with bookplaate of David Hinge, Honorary Canon of Durham Cathedral, architectural writer and bibliophile.
First edition. A wider ranging book than the title first admits, being concerned, as the author notes in her preface, with "the ways and lives and habitations of the older people of the working class of the country I have lived in almost continuously ever since I was a very young child". The affection that Jekyll felt for her home county is evident in the text which describes a way of life that was to undergo irrevocable changes in the next decade. Both text and photographs cover in great detail West Surrey's architecture, furniture, crafts and customs.

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