Twelve Hundred Miles in a Waggon
Edward Arnold, London / New York. 1895, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Balfour, Alice Blanche. 265 pages with folded map at rear (complete). Ex-library (WH Smith Subscription Library, Strand) with consequent residue, debris, annotations, wear, use, marks. A steady copy. Alice Balfour was the sister of Arthur Balfour (at one time Prime Minister). She travelled with, among others, Albert Grey (who later became Governor-General of Canada) who was en famille. The mulberry coloured cloth covered boards are worn, scuffed all about. Stamped gilt illustration, borders and titling (worn). The paper-edges are untrimmed. The contents are placid, pleasing. They are clean, clear, creamy, convivial, certain, confident, companionable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.