LOVE IN OUR VILLAGE. Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1902. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-209  [211-212: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], nine inserted plates with illustrations by Bertha Newcombe, title page printed in red and black, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. Four longish stories. Regional fiction with dialect spelling. "Although born in Cheshire, Higginbotham lived throughout his life at Wareham in Dorset, where he was a schoolteacher. He specialized in the depictions of rural life that were so popular at the turn of the century. LOVE IN OUR VILLAGE (1900) describes the idyllic side of village life seen through the eyes of a convalescent from London. It owes much to the works of Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), but a more ebullient tone predominates." - Kemp, Mitchell and Trotter, Edwardian Fiction, p. 3. A bright, near fine copy. (#116258).
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