The British Isles

Pictures from The British Isles Depicted by Pen and Camera, “with thirty-nine coloured plates and six Rembrandt Photogravures” (Special Edition), published by Cassell and Company Ltd., London, Paris, New York and Melbourne.

The work is divided into three books, each of two sections; my copy is bound into six separate volumes, each containing one of the sections. The books are undated and could be anywhere from 1880 to 1905; the binding bears the date 1905.

The introduction is by Harold Spender, but there is no attribution for the main text. I am not actually certain of the copyright status.

Front Cover, The British Isles (Vol 1)

Front Cover, The British Isles (Vol 1)

My copy is in 6 separate volumes, each bound in green with gold, and with one sections of the book in each volume.

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Title Page, The British Isles (Vol 1)

Title Page, The British Isles (Vol 1)

“The British Isles
Depicted by pen and camera
With thirty-nine coloured plates and siz Rembrandt photogravures
Special Edition
Volume I.—Section I. [more...]

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Cricklade

Cricklade

“To all intents and purposes it is at Cricklade that the Thames comes into existence, and to ninety-nine Thams enthusiasts out of a hundred Cricklade itself is a mere name.” (p. 118) [more...]

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Stocks at Stanton Harcourt

Stocks at Stanton Harcourt

“Stanton Harcourt still preserves the stocks in which petty offenders were held in ludicrous durance. (p. 120)” [more...]

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Stocks at Stanton Harcourt (Sepia-Tinted Edition)

Stocks at Stanton Harcourt (Sepia-Tinted Edition)

A “sepia-tinted photograph” version of The Stocks at Stanton Harcourt.

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On the Edge of Sherwood Forest

On the Edge of Sherwood Forest

From the Painting by John MacWhirter, R.A.
John MacWhirter (1839 – 1911) was a Scottish painter. He showed great promise as a boy, and his work was shown at the Royal Academy of Art (entitling him to the initials R.A.) when he was fourteen years old. The cynic in me says this was because his paintings were [...] [more...]

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Clevedon

Clevedon

Many are the pleasant and busy towns and villages which look forth upon [the River Severn at the Bristol channel] in its salted and merged condition and know it not. Of these, Clevedon alone may be indicated, for Tennyson’s sake, in his familiar tribute to our stream; for in this bright and growing health-resort for Bristol’s workers Arthur Hallam, his friend, lies buried: [more...]

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York Minster, From the South West

York Minster, From the South West

Photo: Wilson, Aberdeen

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Plan of York

Plan of York

Plan of the city of York, from approx. 1890

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York Minster from the Walls

York Minster from the Walls

“It is almost impossible for a Yorkshireman to write of York in anything but the language of enthusiasm. To him York is what Rome is to the Roman, Paris to the Parisian, Jerusalem to the Jew. London and Winchester may have charms for him if he be a student of history, but York in is opinion is the true capital of England. She was proud and imperial [...] [more...]

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