RURAL RIDES In The Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire: With Economical and Political Observations relative to matters applicable to, and illustrated by, the State of those Counties respectively. Edited by Ian Dyck. Introduced by Richard Ingrams. Illustrated by Joe McLaren. William COBBETT.

RURAL RIDES In The Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire: With Economical and Political Observations relative to matters applicable to, and illustrated by, the State of those Counties respectively. Edited by Ian Dyck. Introduced by Richard Ingrams. Illustrated by Joe McLaren.

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.

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