Old English Household Life by JEKYLL, Gertrude.

Old English Household Life Some account of cottage objects and country life

London, B. T. Batsford 1925

ix + 221pp illus. with b/w photographs. Effectively the first. A part reissue of Old West Surrey which Jekyll wrote in 1904 and into which additional material including illustrations was added. Cloth with gilt lettering. Very bright copy although end papers a little browned. Jekyll had takent an interest in disappearing country crafts, which led to her collecting old household implements and recording their use. Her book Old West Surrey includes her photographs of illustrations and the old crafts and cottages she had seen in her travels around Surrey. This latter addition reproduces some of these alongside new material. 29 editions of this version were printed upto 1975. With boookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down.

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