The Scouring of the White Horse; or, The Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk

HUGHES, Thomas

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Written by the author of "Tom Brown's Schooldays," this 1859 travel book is written and presented in the form of a novel. It recounts Hughes' experience in the Berkshire region while also providing a full plot with lots of allusions to history and mythology related to the British Isles. A fantastic literary experiement from the height of the Victorian era.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Date Published: 1859
  • Place Published: Boston
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xii, 324, 16 p. 19 cm claret cloth hardcover binding with impressing on boards and gold lettering on spine. Includes 8 b&w illustrated plates throughout text, including frontispiece. First U.S. edition. Binding discoloured with a brown spine, rubbed corners, tear at lower extremes of spine near front board. Attractive bookplate. Occasional mall chips on edges. Some spots and marks. Dark ink spot on fore edge. Front hinge partially cracked. Pages clean. Text unmarked.

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