LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL
Illustrated by BB
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st. 1950
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.
Stock no. 1506922
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- 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.