English Forests and Forest Trees, Historical, Legendary and Descriptive
London, Ingram, Cooke, 1853.
Octavo, 406 pages with 42 full-page plates (rectos blank) and numerous vignette illustrations.
Original blind-stamped and gilt-decorated maroon cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minimal wear to the spine ends; spine a little sunned; uncut top edge dusty, leading edge a little marked; a very good copy.
The 'Forests and Forest-Trees of England ... are very rapidly passing away. At present few of those that were once so famous still exist. The fine Forest of Sherwood was sold in 1827 ... very soon not one of the Forests will retain its primitive appearance' (publisher's advertisement).