Batsford. London. September 1941. First edition. Hardback; blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. viii, 120 pages. Colour frontispiece and 76 illustrations in b&w. Dust jacket design by Rex Whistler English. 215 x 145mm. 0.45kg. . Good, in good dust jacket; jacket has some shelf wear with rubbing to folds, slight chipping at spine ends and forecorners, spotting, crudely price-clipped; some spotting to page edges and occasional spotting to pages.
Edith Olivier's musings on the conditions and traditions of country life. Olivier was a prominent figure in Wiltshire society and her own parish of Wilton. She was also a great friend of Rex Whistler, who provided the jacket design for the book, and Cecil Beaton, who contributed three photos. Country Moods and Tenses provides an important record of country life at a time when it's existence was being threatened during the early years of the Second World War.
[Whistler & Fuller. The Work of Rex Whistler. No.497]
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