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by BB

Illustrated by BB

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st. 1950

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.

Gilt title a little browned, edges of boards lightly rubbed. Contents clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is foxed and edge-worn with a small chip to top rear edge.

Stock no. 1812193

Price £50.00

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