Turner, Thomas. Edited by David Vaisey. Engravings by Miriam Macgregor.
Title THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER, 1754-1765
Publisher Folio Society, London, 1998, first Folio Society printing.
Seller ID 25213
443 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in maroon slipcase. Quarter teale blue buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; maroon endpapers. B&w illustrations by Miriam Macgregor + fold-out genealogical table. "Thomas Turner's diary covers a little over eleve n years in the life of a man who kept a shop in the Sussex village of East Hoathly - a village some seven miles north-east of Lewes....When the first surviving volume of the diary begins in February 1754 Turner was a newly married twenty-four-ye a r - o ld recently arrived in the village. When he stopped writing his diary in 1765 he was thirty-five and one of the pillars of the community. His bride of eleven years before was dead and so was their only child. He had come through times of wo rr y an d depression to acquire maturity and a modest status - and he was about to embark on a fruitful second marriage...." Tiny liquid mark on top of text block. Slipcase has very light rubbing, three small light stains on one side panel. Ne ar Fin e/ Ver y Good