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LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL

Written by BB
Illustrated by BB
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1950

LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1208825
1st. 1950. Hardback. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A tranquil book calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of the English countryside. Red boards, black title to spine. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. 280 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to half-title. 2nd issue dustwrapper is price-cut and badly foxed with a few closed edge-tears and very slight loss at top of spine.
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LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1406749
2nd. 1950. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

The letters are written by a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the year. A tranquil book designed for casual reading, with superb b/w illustrations perfectly in keeping with the subject and the mood. Green boards. Green endpapers are maps. 281pp. 8.5 x 5.5". Spine and corners bumped. Spine is browned. Board edges a little browned. Endpapers a little browned. A little foxing and some marks to page edges. Rear endpaper and previous page are partially stuck together.
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LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1506922
1st. 1950. Hardback. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A tranquil book calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of the English countryside. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. 280 pages, top edge red. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to top and bottom of spine. One hinge cracked. A couple of marks to text block and top edge is grubby. Contents very good just a little light foxing. Dustwrapper has loss from ends of spine and large split to front edge, all repaired on verso with tape, some tape now yellowed. Ends of folds chipped. Spine very browned. Panels a bit grubby, some foxing. Bottom 0.5" and corner cut from front flap.
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LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1316098
1st. 1950. Hardback. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A tranquil book calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of the English countryside. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. 280 pages, top edge red. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Foxing to endpapers and prelims. 2nd issue dustwrapper (illus Atkinson) is price-cut and edge worn with tape repairs on verso of spine, some slight loss, browned to spine and has a small brown spot to rear panel.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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Front cover

Cover of LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL by  BB

Contents

  • Where is Compton Deverell? It could be anywhere in the English countryside because BB has drawn a living picture of a delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home.
  • The letters are written by a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spring, the delights of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of winter.

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