KATERFELTO: a story of Exmoor. Illustrated by Lucy E. Kemp-Welch
London: Ward, Lock, no date. Later edition, ca 1890s? (first was Chatto & Windus, 1875). Octavo, blue cloth spine gilt lettered, chromolithographic boards, dark grey top page edges. pp (296) + 4 plates. Spine only lightly darkened, with minor rubbing at ends; shelf wear to edges of boards, bit of wear to outer corners; rear cover has has rubbing to paper at one corner and mild soiling; endpapers yellowed, text paper lightly toned; book only a mite leaned; in all, a VG copy, colourful front cover bright and unworn, no owner names, text clean and tight in the binding. Front cover depicts a stag standing in a stream, head lowered and horns forward, facing down five hounds swimming toward him, two gents in 18th century attire sneaking up on the bank. Rear cover bears an advertisement for "Lorola", a milk & cucumber skin cream. Once very popular Scottish author of sporting and historical novels and poetry from neat St. Andrews (his dad was Captain and the golf club), The present tale, 1760s, Exmoor, is one of his sporting stories. A very decent copy of an appealing edition.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover