Byron's Newstead Abbey

The Rural Life of England.

London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1838.

Price: $350.00

About the item

First edition. Title vignettes by S. Williams. xx, 396; xii, 386, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Byron's Newstead Abbey. Original grass green blind-stamped cloth, covers decorated in blind, spines in gilt, yellow endpapers. Mild darkening of spines, else very good.

Item #240734

The second part of the first volume is devoted to the Forests of England, the third part to the people, including social conditions, holiday celebrations, sports and pastimes and a history of wrestling. The second volume describes the country house and its gentry, scientific farming, gardens, the agricultural population, gypsies with their history, a detailed visit and history of Hardwicke Hall, Annesley Hall, and Byron's Newstead Abbey.