The Hills of Lakeland by W. Heaton Cooper (Frederick Warne, 1st edition 1938) Standard Edition
The Hills of Lakeland
W. Heaton Cooper
Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., 1st edition 1938
Sixteen plates in colour and thirty-six plates in monochrome.
Hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. pp xviii, 126, plus b/w and colour plates. 9.75 x 7.5 inches approx. (245mm x 187mm)
Dustwrapper rubbed and worn especially spine ends and corner tips, a few short edge tears; dusty and marked in places, a few minor splash marks, some foxing/spotting; spine sunned and dulled. Spine and boards lightly rubbed to extremities; cloth clean and bright except for rusty spotting to top edge of boards, and some mottling to spine and front board – not dampstaining but more likely moisture/condensation forming under the dustwrapper and lifting the dye (with no staining to d/w). Offsetting to endpapers, owner inscription in ink to front free endpaper; occasional foxing throughout but generally pages clean; edges of page-block spotted, especially to top edge, with some encroachment into margins; musty.
Nonetheless, a particularly nice, attractive copy that presents well.