233pp, plus 14 pages "List of Subscribers" and advertisements. Green clothed boards, elaborately blocked and embossed, with some staining and wearing, plus minor edgewear, and bumping to corners. Spine wholly intact though faded, with fraying to top and base. End papers clean, with minor foxing, plus pencilled words. 5 cm closed tear to title page, and crayoned owner's name to one early page. Occasional pages throughout have minor foxing, plus some markings, but primarily the pages are clean and in good order. Binding remains good, block clean (natural age discolouration).
Sub-titled "A series of tales, Rural, domestic, legendary, and humorous", this rare copy comprises tales of New Forest life, some of which appeared at that time in the columns of the "Hampshire Advertiser". See photo of "Contents" page.
Phillip Klitz died 1854 (49), having fulfilled roles as a teacher, a composer of a variety of music, and a Mason.