"George Sturt (1863–1927) was a British wheelwright and writer who generally used the pen-name George Bourne. First published in 1922, this volume contains Sturt's biography of his uncle, farmer John Smith, in which Sturt sensitively describes the domestic life and farming methods of a vanished way of life...It's easy to forget just how much the world changed in the 20th century. Sturt's A Farmer's Life captures a world in the midst of change. Ending just before the hurlyburly of World War I, Sturt's gentle reminiscent of his uncle, James Smith, depict a gentle, though extensively detailed, reminiscence of a now extinct rural agrarian life." The first edition run was limited to 750 copies. This copy is described as 'Review copy unnumbered' and 'Presentation'. The edition, printed on uncut laid paper, has a frontispiece and 5 black and white wood-engraved illustrated plates by Stephen Bone.
This hardback copy is in good condition, however the green cloth boards have some creases and stains and the edges are rubbed. Inside the pages are tanned with age and there is some minimal spotting to the rear endpapers. Otherwise, the binding is tight.