Kilvert's Diary, 1870-1879: An Illustrated Selection - Edited and Introduced by William PlomerGuild, 1986, Hardback.
Condition: Good. Lower board somewhat faded and soiled. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Text bright and tight.
Illustrated with colour line drawings. From the introduction: “Since its first appearance in three volumes (1938-40) Kilvert’s Diary has become established as a minor classic. Its recognized place among the very best of English diaries has been gained by special qualities. It is the work of a man with a watchful eye and a clear style — Kilvert has the uncommon gift of making one see vividly what he describes. His detailed picture of life in the English countryside in mid-Victorian times is unmatched, and every sentence he writes helps to build up a self-portrait so personal and intimate that one gets to know him like a friend.”