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270 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Outside page edge are age tanning. Solid, clean. Richard Jefferies was born in Wiltshire, the son of a farmer (1848-1887) , a keen naturalist and had an abiding love for the countryside. The Open Air, published in 1885, is a collection of 21 essays. It was the last of his natural history books to be published, and each of the pieces is an attempt to distill the essence of the life of woodland, seaside town and open countryside. His emotionally-charged descriptions brings the subject before our eyes with crystal clarity. Trade Paperback.