To the Highlands in 1786 (Signed copy)
Signed by Norman Scarfe to Morton N Cohen, plus letter
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 276pp.
This copy belonged has been signed by Norman Scarfe to Professor Morton Cohen, the pre-eminent Lewis Carroll scholar. There is a warm personal greeting to the half-title page, as well as handwritten letter discussing plans.
Late-18th-century Scotland comes to life, from coaching inns and gig upsets to agriculture and Edinburgh society. Norman Scarfe's book describes the travels of two young sprigs of the French aristocracy in search of the secrets of British commercial, industrial and agricultural primacy reaches its climax in this delicious volume... a notable contribution to the topographical and social history of Britain on the eve of the French revolution.
Very good condition, but with a little fading to the dustwrapper's spine.