HASSALL, Joan (illustrator). Frances Brett YOUNG (author). The Portrait of a Village. London; William Heinemann, 1937.
Large 8vo. Original black buckram lettered gilt to spine with gilt pictorial roundel to upper board, pictorial endpapers by Hassall, preserved in illustrated dustwrapper in black and red and original printed advertising band "Francis Brett Young Book Society. Christmas Choice"; pp. [xiv], 3-179 + [i]; with wood-engravings throughout including full-, and half-page, plates, chapter-headings, and tailpieces; externally fine; internally remarkably fresh with very mild and pale foxing to prelims, protected by a fine, unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) and band.
First edition. A collection of countryside tales set around the village of Monk's Norton, in Worcestershire.