Sketches of English Life and Character
by Mary R. Mitford
With Sixteen Reproductions From The Paintings of Stanhope A. Forbes
T. N. Foulis, c1910 [First Edition], illustrated watercolour frontispiece, illustrated with watercolour plates, protected with acid-free sleeves, top fore-edge colour dipped in gold, hardcover
Very Good Condition, shelf and edge wear with rubbing, bumping and staining to edges, corners, covers and spine (see photographs)
"Sketches of English life Character" is a vintage book by Mary Russell Mitford on the subject of English daily life, manners, and customs. Mary Russell Mitford (1787 - 1855) was an English dramatist and author best known for her book "Our Village," which contained a series of sketches of typical English village life and characters based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire, England. Not dissimilar to "Our Village," this volume offers a unique glimpse into "the English," making it highly recommended for anyone with an interest in traditional English culture and customs. Contents include: "A Great Farmhouse," "A Country Cricket Match," "A Village Beau," "Tom Cordery," "Bramley Maying," "A Country Apothecary," "The Copse," "Whitsun Eve," "The Rat-Catcher," "Whitsun Eve," "The Bird-Catcher," "A Visit," "Hannah Bint," "Doctor Tubb," "A Country Barber," etc."