GILLINGHAM, H. W. : Hughes Stanton association.
Title Unto The Fields. Illustrated by Harry A. Pettit.
Book Condition Green cloth with patterned green and white dustwrappers. 8vo [binding c.22 x 14 cms], pp287, backstrip slightly faded, dustwrappers slightly darkened along backstrip and just chipped at head and foot, else a very good copy.
Publisher London, Country Book Club 1955.
Seller ID 9521
Illustrated with c.64 very attractive woodcut country scenes. *** A lyrical account of the English countryside and its wildlife around Epping Forest, Essex, during the period 1934 to 1948, by the Canadian-born naturalist H. W. Gillingham. The book was first published in 1953. *** This is the first of only a handful of books to be illustrated by Harry Pettit, wildlife artist, ecologist and associate of the naturalist Peter Scott. *** This copy with endpaper inscribed 'Chloris Hughes Stanton, 2 Cedar House, Marloes Rd W8'. She was the daughter of the artist Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton, and sister of the artist and book illustrator Blair Hughes-Stanton. There is a portrait of her at her father's house in Cagnes, France, painted by William Russell Flint in 1926.
LITERATURE PRESSILLUS GILLINGHAM, H. W. : CHLORIS HUGHES STANTON BLAIR HUGHES-STANTON HARRY A. PETTIT WOODCUT COUNTRY SCENES PASTORAL CANADA CANADIAN EPPING FOREST, ESSEX