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NEAR FINE (dust jacket), NEAR FINE (book) : dust jacket - lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends;

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Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller notes: NEAR FINE (dust jacket), NEAR FINE (book) : dust jacket - lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends; book - hard cover, publisher's original blue cloth with gilt lettering to upper board & spine, top edge coloured blue, bumped to spine head, touch of spotting to fore edge, hinges strong & binding firm, text block bright & clean, book has an overall unread appearance
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Hardback w/Jacket

Sub-Subject:

Local History, Wiltshire

Language:

English

Printing Year:

circa 1950

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Condition:

Used

Subject:

History

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BASSET DOWN
AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

By
Mary Arnold-Forster



LONDON
Country Life Limited


Book Specification

Format Cloth bound hard cover with dust jacket
Language English
Pagination [1-4] 5-175
Book Size Quarto
Approx. Book Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth) in mm 192 x 253 x 25
Approx weight (grammes) 549g
(I)SBN n/a
Date This Edition Published not dated, circa 1950
Date Of Original Publication unknown


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NEAR FINE (dust jacket), NEAR FINE (book) : dust jacket - lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends; book - hard cover, publisher's original blue cloth  with gilt lettering to upper board & spine, top edge coloured blue, bumped to spine head, touch of spotting to fore edge, hinges strong & binding firm,  text block bright & clean, book has an overall unread appearance


Basset Down An Old Country House By Mary Arnold-Forster

Foreword by Charles Morgan

Illustrated with frontispiece and a further 37 monochrome plates. 

'A timeless history... such a book as might have been written by the house itself.' 
So Charles Morgan describes this chronicle of lives associated through three centuries with the Wiltshire home of Basset Down.

Mrs Arnold-Forster draws not only on a long memory, but on exceptional stores of old letters, pictures and treasures that bring a diversity of folk to ultimate life.
Includes Appendix I: Masekelyne Pedigree. Appendix II: Booth and Proger Pedigree (foldout).

This is the First Edition, published by Country Life, London, undated, circa 1950.



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