Over Fen and Wold.
Macmillan, London, 1898, first edition.. 444 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark brown cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "The following pages contain the chronicle of a leisurely and most enjoyable driving tour through a portion of Eastern England little esteemed and almost wholly, if not quite, negelected by the average tourist, for Lincolnshire is generally deemed to be a flat land, mostly consisting of Fens, and with but small, or no scenic attract ions. We, however, found Lincolnshire to be a country of hills as well as of Fens, and we were charmed with the scenery thereof, which is none the less beautiful because neither famed nor fashionable." The author describes the landscape, ar c h i t e c t ure, history, social and agricultural life, folkore, etc. of the area. 1/2" x 1" piece missing from fore-edge of page159/160, very light browning in margins and gutters of pages, light browning to edges of text block, wear at corners, w ri nk li ng /w ea r and tiny tears top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, three tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. Very Good-.
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Keywords: Barnet, Inns, Spas, Hatfield, Stevenage, Spalding, Fens, Bourn, Dykes, Crowland Abbey, Stamford, Biggleswade, St Neots, Ouse, Buckden Palace, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Stilton, Lincolnshire, Kyme, Halton Holgate, Somersby, Folklore, Architecture,