Portrait of Elmbury [with] Brensham Village [with] The Blue Field
( Clifford & Rosemary ELLIS, illus. ) John MOOR
[The Brensham trilogy complete].
Published: Collins, 1945[-1948]
Stock code: 33916
3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, second volume with frontispiece by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis ; handsomely bound in full crushed morocco (red/green/blue respectively), sides with gilt frame borders, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt tops, an elegant set ideal as a gift or for presentation.
The set comprises 'Portrait of Elmbury' (1945), 'Brensham Village' (1946) and 'The Blue Field (1948). Sumptuous set of one of the most elegaic and best-loved accounts of the English countryside of the twentieth century. Based loosely on Tewkesbury and Bredon (Gloucestershire and Wiltshire respectively), the three novels together paint an unforgettable image of a rural England long passed. Writing only twenty years or so after Hardy's death, Moore rekindles the spirit: 'the finest countryside writer of his generation' (Compton Mackenzie). COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.