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HARTLEY, John

Title Yorkshire Ditties; to which is added the Cream and Wit of Humour, from his Popular Writings. Second Series.
Publisher Wakefield, U.K. William Nicholson
Date n.d.
Book ID 28704
First Edition  

Description

Not dated possibly first edition. Probably late 1870s. Original brown buckram stamped and lettered in black with gilt to upper board, 11cmx17cm, woodcut head and tail pieces, margins ruled, publisher's list to last page. Spine edges rather rubbed, spine ends worn, small scape to upper board, gathering loose inside, else a good copy. Collectable; Good John Hartley (1839-1915) was an English poet born in Halifax who wrote in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote much prose and poetry, often of a sentimental nature, dealing with the poverty of the district. He also wrote a number of popular books featuring the character "Sammywell Grimes".
Price: £10.00

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