Past and Passing, Tales from Remote Sussex
A rare first edition in original dustwrapper from 1932
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 192pp.
A collection tales about the disappearing life and characters of rural Sussex. As the dustwrapper says, "[Sussex is] less than sixty miles from London but as remote in its rural isolation as the moors of Devon. For centuries the same families have frequented this peaceful land of deep woods, and their homely recipes and customs handed down through the years are of perennial interest.". A previous owner has neatly pasted in a small booklet to the ffep entitled East Sussex Place Names by An Old-Fashioned Man (1925), with a guide how to pronounce place names and how not to say them...
A rare Sussex title. The book is in good condition but the green cloth covers have heavy mottled fading. The contents are sound with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper is lightly edgeworn and faded to the spine but now within a protective sleeve.