This is a book of short essays which have been chosen with the full liberty the form allows, but with the special idea of illustrating life, manners and customs, and the intervals filling in the English country background. The longer essays , especially those devoted to criticism and to literature are put aside for another volume, as their different mode seems to require.But the development of the art in all its congenial variety has been kept in mind from the beginning; and any page in which the egoist has revealed a mood, or the gossip struck on a vein of real experience, or the wise vagabond sketched a bit of road or countryside, has been thought good enough, so long as it helped to complete the round. And any writer has been admitted who could add some more vivid touch or idiom to that personal half meditative, half colloquial style which gives this kind of writing its charm.
Book is in good condition, spine undamaged and has gilt lettering , pages intact but sunned throughout and has a signature on the back of the cover dated Sept 1913.
If you enjoy the works of Ernest Rhys then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.