Boydell Press, 1975, Red Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition
gilt titles spine; illustrated by b/w. line drawings; a volume in the 'Essex Library' series; "few counties in England can claim more eccentrics than Essex. In the past its impenetrable forests, lonely marshlands and isolated villages were ideally suited to the flourishing of singularity and bred all sorts of odd characters. The people of Essex, always noted for their love of individualism, were proud of these characters and regarded even the most ridiculous with good-humoured tolerance. They appreciated the originality of their views and admired the spirited way in which they pursued their fantasies and flouted the conventions. Before the advent of pop-stars and television, of course, eccentrics were also highly prized as entertainers. Their outlandish clothes, hilarious exploits and racy quips added zest to dull rural existences and supplied wonderful material for gossip."; small stain on front cover, ink ref. No. top margin page 86 & address stamp of previous owner on pre-title page; including index - 88 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography; Essex; Essex Characters; England; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0851150586. ISBN/EAN: 9780851150581. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TOP00140.