London: The Folio Society. 2010. First Folio Society Edition. Hardcover. Royal Octavo, original pictorial cloth, map endpapers. 502 pp. Frontispiece plus twenty additional full-page black & white plates, plus cover design, all by McLaren. Indexes at rear. A fine copy in slipcase. Fine in slipcase. Item #311657
¶ First published in 1830. A masterpiece of description and political journalism, deservedly the best known of Cobbett's works. In the 1820's Cobbett embarked on a series of journeys by horseback through the countryside of Southeast England and the English Midlands. He wrote down what he saw from the points of view both of a farmer and a social reformer. The result documents the early 19th-century countryside and its people as well as giving free vent to Cobbett's opinions.