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[picture: Front Cover, The River Dee]

Images from The River Dee: Its Aspect and History by J. S. Howson. My copy has a splendid red leather cover. 4to. pp. xiv, 174, 174. wood-engraved frontis. & 92 text illus. after the drawings of Alfred Rimmer. Complete with half-title, contemporary gilt-stamped roan, inside dentelles, all edges gilt. First edition Chapters on the city of Chester and its cathedrals, Dee River halls, castles, bridges &c.

John Saul Howson died in 1885; Alfred Rimmer died in 1893. The text and images are out of copyright.

Title: The River Dee: Its Aspect and History

Author: Howson, J. S., D.D.

Published by: Virtue, Spalding & Co.

City: London

Date: 1875

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: Bryn-y-Pys]

Bryn-y-Pys

This hall was built in the late 1730s, was remodelled in the 1850s, and, having fallen into disrepair, was demolished in 1956. The engraving here was printed in 1875 [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page, The River Dee]

Title Page, The River Dee

THE RIVER DEE
ITS ASPECT AND HISTORY [more...] [$]

[picture: Ancient Half-Timbered Houses, Foregate Street]

Ancient Half-Timbered Houses, Foregate Street

“Turning now from the outside of the walls to the inside, we must remember that the four Roman Streets, intersecting one another at right angles, have always been the features which determined the whole interior character of the city. Only we must add to this fact that at the intersection was the “Hich Cross” itself—a structure of stone, which [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Eaton Hall]

Eaton Hall

Eaton Hall, the Cheshire seat of the Duke of Westminster, is situated in a very large, though hardly picturesque, park, which is liberally thrown open to strangers, and, in consequence, is a great boon to Chester. The Grosvenor Lodge is only a few hundred yards from the city walls, and an avenue of two miles in length leads up to the deer-park, which is entered by a large lodge and gateway, and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Cathedral from the N.E. and part of City Wall.]

Cathedral from the N.E. and part of City Wall.

“[...] there is good reason to believe that during the Roman occupation of Chester, a church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, stood upon this spot; and most interesting it is thus to connect this ground with the early Christianity of the Apostles of the gentiles, so large a part of whose life was spent among Roman soldiers, and whose name must [...] [more...] [$]


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Images from The River Dee: Its Aspect and History by J. S. Howson. My copy has a splendid red leather cover. 4to. pp. xiv, 174, 174. wood-engraved frontis. & 92 text illus. after the drawings of Alfred Rimmer. Complete with half-title, contemporary gilt-stamped roan, inside dentelles, all edges gilt. First edition Chapters on the city of Chester and its cathedrals, Dee River halls, castles, bridges &c.

John Saul Howson died in 1885; Alfred Rimmer died in 1893. The text and images are out of copyright.


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