William Tegg, 1856, Sixth Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, and 12 engraved head-pieces in the text. Neat signature and date, 1867, in ink on front free endpaper. Original rubbed cloth, boards elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back. Covers moderately worn, otherwise a good, clean copy, binding entirely. Howitt's delightful account was first published by Bentley in 1830, with several subsequent issues during the 1830s culminating in a fifth edition in 1837. The twelve monthly summaries include birds, garden and wild plants, insects, rural occupations and an angling calendar.