Abiding Things - Ralph WightmanCassell, 1962, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks and creases although bright overall. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Top edges of text block dusty, foredges lightly spotted. Internally bright and clean.
'Take of English earth as much as cither hand may rightly clutch' was Puck's charm to cure all ills, and surely this echoes Ralph Wightman's sentiments. He has seen the countryside in poverty and in prosperity, seen it despoiled and revitalized, seen tractors and combines replace the horse and the scythe, the garden well give way to mains piping, in the great revolution which modern machinery and scientific research have brought about in farms and farming. Yet while progress is necessary and welcomed, even in the conservative countryside, it is in the familiar, permanent things of their homes and environment that people find true peace of mind. 191pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Illustrated by Edward Nolan. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
£Now with a new owner.