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A Commoner's Cottage - The Story of a Cottage Through the Ages

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A humble cottage has stood on the edge of Holmwood Common in Surrey for four hundred years. This absorbing book tells the specific story of the cottage itself and those who lived there, but in doing so it also reveals the changing nature of everyday life in rural England: what they ate and what they wore; how they managed to eke out a living; local happenings and important historical events which affected their lives; agricultural ways and country crafts - woodturning, brickmaking and hoopshaving; customs and folklore.
A beautifully produced volume, A Commoner's Cottage is the result of many years' work; each page has been individually designed in colour, with hand-lettering and drawings blending perfectly together, a pleasure to look at and informative to read. The personal and intimate biography of one particular cottage, this book, telling as it does the typical story of a commoner's house and household, will absorb all interested in the changing fabric of English rural life.


Pages are in fine condition, board is in fine condition, dust jacket is in fine condition with minor markings on front and back.

Item details

Author(s):
Frances Mountford
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First Edition 1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0750901187
ISBN-13:
9780750901185
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Alan Sutton
Title:
A Commoner's Cottage: The Story of a Surrey Cottage and Its Occupants Through the Ages

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A humble cottage has stood on the edge of Holmwood Common in Surrey for four hundred years. This absorbing book tells the specific story of the cottage itself and those who lived there, but in doing so it also reveals the changing nature of everyday life in rural England: what they ate and what they wore; how they managed to eke out a living; local happenings and important historical events which affected their lives; agricultural ways and country crafts - woodturning, brickmaking and hoopshaving; customs and folklore.
A beautifully produced volume, A Commoner's Cottage is the result of many years' work; each page has been individually designed in colour, with hand-lettering and drawings blending perfectly together, a pleasure to look at and informative to read. The personal and intimate biography of one particular cottage, this book, telling as it does the typical story of a commoner's house and household, will absorb all interested in the changing fabric of English rural life.


Pages are in fine condition, board is in fine condition, dust jacket is in fine condition with minor markings on front and back.

Author(s):
Frances Mountford
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First Edition 1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0750901187
ISBN-13:
9780750901185
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Alan Sutton
Title:
A Commoner's Cottage: The Story of a Surrey Cottage and Its Occupants Through the Ages

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