William Smith – Potter and Farmer by George Bourne


“By being provincial, a man could feel indeed at home and peace. To know the neighbourhood through and through, this was the way to live. A parish of England and the time-honoured habits of English Country folk, made up the environment.”

This scarce book is a favourite of mine with a detailed account of life in a village pottery in Surrey, during the mid-to-late 19th century. A superb reference work.

Edition – 1st Edition
Hardback with Dust Jacket
Date – 1920
Pages – 230
Condition – “A very clean sound copy of the First Edition, 230 hand-cut pages. Tissue guarded frontispiece and 8 inserted plates. Original publishers cloth lettered green in a bespoke (home-made dust jacket, made by the previous proud owner) with a portrait of the author on the back.”
Publisher – Chatto and Windus
Dimensions – 5.5’’ x 8’’
Price – £60   $74-USD
Ref Number: 229030E

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