Historic Byways and Highways of Old England


Pictures from Historic Byways and Highways of Old England edited by William Andrews (1848 – 1908), London, 1900

William Andrews appears to have had his own publishing company, and produced quite a number of books on the subject of local history and quaint interest.

I also have a copy of his Curiosities of the Church and Bygone Punishments.

[picture: Front Cover, Historic Byways and Highways of Old England]

Front Cover, Historic Byways and Highways of Old England

A brown binding with gold lettering on the spine. Almost certainly the original binding. [$]

[picture: Domesday Book]

p.33 Domesday Book.

A line-drawing of some old leather-bound books, closed [more...] [$]

[picture: Geoffrey Chaucer]

Geoffrey Chaucer

This image is from the chapter “Chaucer and the MediƦval Inn.’ and bears the additional caption “From the Harleian MS. 4866, fol. 91.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Male Macaroni.]

Male Macaroni.

The Macaroni Club was an Eighteenth Century parody of style; see the female macaroni for more details. The club is perhaps best remembered for the taunt about the uncultured and ignorant Yankee who “stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Female Macaroni.]

Female Macaroni.

Some dandies who had visited Italy formed in London, about 1770, an association under the title of the Macaroni Club. On their dinner-table was always placed a dish of macaroni, an article of food little known in England at that period. The members were not content with merely enjoying their novel fare, they aspired to be leaders of fashion in dress. [...] [more...] [$]

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