A Book of the Country and the Garden

By: Batson, H.M.

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With 72 illustrations by F. Carruthers Gould and A.C. Gould, large octavo, pp xii, 329, ( + 16 page publisher's catalogue), very slightly weak internally, top edge gilt, the other edges lightly uncut, lacks the front endpaper, slightly foxed and dust-marked internally, decorated cloth a bit dull and a little marked, rear joint starting to crack, but still sound, spine head slightly chipped. [Henrietta Mary Batson (1859 - 1943) was an English writer whose interest in the countryside and rural people was an important theme in her novels and much of her non-fiction. She often published as Mrs. Stephen Batson, or sometimes, as here, H.M. Batson. Her writing began to be published in the early 1890s. Her earlier novels seemed to have something in common with Thomas Hardy’s, including their Wessex setting and exploration of the tragic side of life. She emphasised rural themes and settings in all her novels. She wrote about "rustic" characters and in real life took a sympathetic interest in "less fortunate" country people. Batson was interested in gardening, folk customs, local history, genealogy and religious topics. She published non-fiction works on most of these subjects.]

Title: A Book of the Country and the Garden

Author Name: Batson, H.M.

Categories: Country Life, Gardening,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1903

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 013814