Shaftesbury - the Shaston of Thomas Hardy

Shaftesbury - the Shaston of Thomas Hardy


This small hardback volume with printed dust jacket captures the Shaftesbury of another era, yet one that is still distinctly recognisable today thanks to the fourteen woodcut engravings of the town and views.


Originally published in 1932, the book is a facsimile that was reprinted some 60 years later, and which still retains the original charm. It contains a new foreword written by John R. Biggs, who cut eight of the original wood engravings for the first edition.

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  • Keeping it local

    The book was published by the 'The Book in Hand', in the High House in Shaftesbury (a building that still visible in the high street), and printed in Frome.