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Leighton, Clare
The Farmer?s Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry
Oblong 4to. London: Collins, [1934]. Oblong 4to, 54pp. With 12 full-page woodcuts, and smaller woodcuts throughout text. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title and author to front cover and spine, and gilt impression of a farmer holding a hand-sickle. Illustrated dust jacket with large diagonal closed tear to the front. Green decorative endpapers. Fading and soiling to edges, otherwise a very good copy with the plates in fine condition. First edition, second impression. Born and raised in London, England, Clare Leighton began her career in the arts by attending the Slade School of Art at the University of London. Early in her life, Leighton chose wood engraving as her medium and is best known for her illustrations of agrarian life in England, Europe and the American South. The Farmer?s Year is one of her best known books and covers the 12 months of the year with a typical farming event in each. Sadly, the book is frequently cut up for the superb plates.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
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