1886 ~ DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY, Illustrated by Hugh Thomson, 1st / 1st
1886 ~ Days With Sir Roger De Coverley ~ Reprint from The Spectator, Illustrated by Hugh Thomson ~ 1st Edition
Publisher: MacMillan and Co., London (1886)
Rare, first edition of "Days with Sir Roger De Coverley," illustrated by Hugh Thomson in EXCELLENT CONDITION. Blue boards with gilt decorations and writing. The boards and binding are solid and tight with very little shelf-wear. The gilt fore-edge pages are crisp and clean, and the book has no interior markings. An overall excellent copy. "An English squire of Queen Anne's reign, Sir Roger
exemplified the values of an old country gentleman, and was portrayed as
lovable but somewhat ridiculous ('rather beloved than esteemed'), making his
Tory politics seem harmless but silly. He was said to be the grandson of the
man who invented the dance."