Vansittart, Jane (editor) LIFELINES The Stacey Letters 1836-1858
London, England Peter Davies 1976 1st British Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition - though the pages have started to tone ever so slightly. There is one small bump to the top front edge of the book cover. The dust jacket is crisp and clean but does have one very small spot of color lifted from the top spine end. "The Stacey Letters are a rare and complete correspondence written between 1836 and 1858 by Mr. Stacey senior, an Ordnance Clerk in the Tower of London, and his son, George, and grandchildren farming in the Eastern Township of Quebec. Debts and dalliance made George's removal London't temptations to a far country most desirable from everyone's point of view; and it is through the dutiful, still affectionate interchange of family news that the reader comes into contact, as it were at first hand, with breathing life of 140 years ago."