Our Life in the Swiss Highlands.

Symonds, John Addington and Vaughan, Margaret.


Publisher: Illustrated by J. Hardwicke Lewis. Adam and Charles Black. London. 1907 (2nd Edition)

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8vo, 278pp. Hardcover with no d/w in good condition with green cloth boards and red and gold embossing to spine and front board though with notable shelf wear, tanned endpapers and a neat hand written prize award from 1910 and a prior collector’s name from 1930 on ffep. Spine remains sound but some early weakening is obvious to both front and rear hinges, text is in very good condition with all twenty coloured illustrations and captioned tissue guards in good order with the rear map present and undamaged. Strictly speaking not one of the A & C Black 20/- Colour Books as it was first published in 1892 but is in the same style (and recorded in the Inman catalogue as no.182 2nd Edition).The recollections of the poet J.A. Symonds and his daughter are recorded as vignettes and prose together with beautiful painted illustrations throughout (though fewer in number than seen in the true Colour Book Series).