The Jolly Ramblers; or, Peripatetic Paragraphs [manuscript caption title].

[Moseley, Worcestershire]: 1886-1887. Manuscript of local travels. 4to. (114) pp. Sectional title pages for the several excursions. Illustrated with 17 pen-and-ink sketches and vignettes, 3 nicely finished in watercolor, 5 pen-and-ink maps, with walking routes highlighted in red, 13 mounted photographs, with captions, mounted clippings, and a few pieces of ephemera, all related to the sights they saw on their "rambles" through the countryside. The walks are amusingly reported upon for the "The Jolly Ramblers" (gilt-stamped cover title), originally E. W. Badger and Roland Parry, both of Mosely, Worcestershire (now a suburb of Birmingham), who added a few members for some of their adventures afoot. With a Christmas, 1910, presentation inscription from Badger to Parry on a preliminary leaf. The seven walks chronicled here were taken in the surroundings of Moseley and Northfield, in Worcestershire, Coventry and Rugby in Warwickshire, and Wells & Glastonbury, in Somerset. An evocative relic of Victorian England. Badger (1855-?) published a number of books in the late 19th century, including "Cottage Gardening" (1893), "The Monumental Brasses of Warwickshire" (1895), "A Sketch of the Botanical Work of James E. Bagnall" (1897), and edited "The Midland Naturalist" (1878-1894). Very good. Contemporary quarter vellum and gilt-stamped green cloth. (9819). Item #63098

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