Where Smugglers Walked

DAVISON, Ian. Where Smugglers Walked.

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DAVISON, Ian. Where Smugglers Walked. London, Herbert Jenkins, [1935].

8vo. Original cloth with dust-wrappers; pp. 315, [2, advertisements], plates after photographs; light discolouration and marginal wear to the rarely seen wrappers, light toning in places only, ownership inscription inside front cover; a very good copy.
First edition, second printing. 'Cranbrook, once the 'capital' of the Weald of Kent, and Sissinghurst, both villages which gained notoriety in the 18th century, due to its infamous gangs of smugglers, the worst of whom was the Hawkhurst Gang. This book gives a particularly vivid account of these brutal self-styled "free-traders" (ornaverum.org).'