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The Pageant of Summer., Richard Jefferies (1848-1887).
1 Richard Jefferies (1848-1887). The Pageant of Summer.
Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1901 Seventh Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies (the seventh edition), printed on Japanese vellum and the type distributed, at the press of George D. Loring, Portland, Maine. 12mo. 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. (52) pp. Half-title, title page printed in green and black, printer's device on title page, headpiece, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Full dark green morocco binding by Riviere and Son, raised bands, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt; turn-ins elaborately gilt; binding square and tight, some light toning to spine and top edge of the boards making the leather a warm brown color. Gift inscription in the preliminary leaves. Very Good. Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. Jefferies' corpus of writings includes a diversity of genres and topics, including children's books, science fiction, as well as the works of natural history. His contemporaries thought of him as a nature mystic. The Pageant of Summer was first printed in Longman's Magazine, June, 1883, and reissued in the volume entitled The Life of the Fields, London, 1884. 
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