The British Isles (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover, The British Isles (Vol 1)]

Title: The British Isles

Author: Cassell

Published by: Cassell and Company, Limited

City: New York

Date: 1905

Total items: 16

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: York Minster, From the South West]

York Minster, From the South West

Photo: Wilson, Aberdeen [$]

[picture: High Street, Chelmsford]

High Street, Chelmsford

The high street [US: main street] in Chelmsford, Essex, around 1900. There are people riding bicycles, carts and carriages drawn by horses, and a sign visible reading [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Westminster Hall]

Westminster Hall

“Westminster Hall, built [...] by [William] Rufus, and rebuilt by Richard II., is one of the largest chambers in the world, its fine timbered roof unsupported by pillars. [more...] [$]

[picture: 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...] [$]

[picture: Plan of York]

Plan of York

Plan of the city of York, from approx. 1890 [$]

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Places shown:

Chelmsford ·Clevedon ·Colchester ·Cricklade ·Essex ·London ·Merionethshire ·Nottinghamshire ·Oxfordshire ·Sherwood Forest ·Somerset ·Stanton Harcourt ·Westminster ·Wiltshire ·Y Bala ·York ·Yorkshire ·none

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. Books published in the US before 1923 are out of copyright.

The introduction is by Harold Spender, but there is no attribution for the main text.

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