William Howitt. [Thomas Bewick, illustrator and engraver.] The Rural Life of England ...In Two Volumes. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    Two octavo volumes. With wood-engraved intertextual illustrations by Bewick and Williams.

    Nineteenth century full polished calf, single filler border rolled in gilt, pictorial centerpieces stamped in gilt, spines elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments, five raised band, gilt green and red morocco lettering pieces, edges sprinkled red, brown endpapers. Some light wear to front joints, including two pinholes to foot of volume I joint and some moisture staining along joint and front board of volume II, but overall a very good set.

    A charming set of one of miscellaneous writer Howitt's best-loved works, with delightful wood engraved illustrations by the father of that art, Thomas Bewick. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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