GREGYNOG PRESS. FORTESCUE,The Hon. J.W. ~ The Story of a Red-Deer.
One of 250 copies. 11 illustrations by Dorothy Burroughes printed in colour at the head of each chapter, text printed in red and black. Sm. folio, original reddish brown cloth. Spine rubbed and a little crinkled, few small marks to covers but a pretty good copy.
Fortescue’s book was a very interesting choice of text. It was written for the author’s 9 year old nephew and tells the story of a Red Deer on Exmoor from the aniimal’s point of view. The precursor to another famous Exmoor animal book, Williamson’s Tarka the Otter. Burroughes spent some time in Exmoor researching the background to her illustrations.