First printing of this late Victorian guide to camping and the associated arts.
Very good plus.
"To lie snugly ensconced in your sleeping bag at night and hear the rain beating down, and the wind howling outside, and to know that the tents are trenched and safe, and that, come what may, you will at all events lie dry till breakfast time, is a mighty satisfaction in itself."
Jaunty rundown of the Tent Ordinary, the Tent Elementary, and the Tent Developed, with further chapters on making camp, setting fires, what to pack and what to order one's pony to carry, how many ponies to have, and a variety of other useful instructions for the rugged, outdoorsy sort.
London: Horace Cox, 1890. 7'' x 4.75''. Original blue pictorial cloth, spine and front board stamped in bright gilt. Decorative leaf-patterned endpapers. Illustrated in black and white throughout, both full page and in text. Publisher's ads at rear. , 111, , 40 pages. Spine lightly sunned. Minor fraying to spine ends and corners. Front hinge starting.
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