London: Horace Cox, 1898. First Edition. Small octavo; viii, 120, [6 ads]pp. Tissue-protected frontis photo of Barland Pear trees in Herefordshire; Index. A Very Good copy (light edgewear, faint stain to front cover, blind stamp to ffep, small 'Elisabeth Woodburn Books' label to front pastedown near foot of spine) in publisher's green cloth ruled in blind and lettered in gold. Item #21022
Cooke was a Member of Parliament (he was known as the MP for Cider); he was President of the National Association of English Cider Makers. Laid in are a 1973 cancelled check and a printed slip from Elisabeth Woodburn, Booknoll Farm.