The River Dee: Its Aspect and History (page 1/3)

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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: 13

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: Chapter-head: Greek or Egyptian Frieze]

Chapter-head: Greek or Egyptian Frieze

This Victorian border, ornament or frieze is in the style of a frieze from a classical Greek temple, a style that was also imitated in Roman and (later) Egyptian decoration. It [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Mace and Sword of Chester]

Mace and Sword of Chester

The ceremonial mace and sword of the city of Chester. [$]

[picture: Chester Cathedral Tower from St. John's Street]

Chester Cathedral Tower from St. John’s Street

A narrow cobbled street with black-and-white half-timbered buildings, an overhanging turret with a percariously-mounted lamp, a heavily-laden cart pulled by two horses, and in the background, with birds wheeling about it, the tower of Chester cathedral. Perhaps this street had [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Chester, from the Alford Road.]

Chester, from the Alford Road.

Probably this view was drawn from the road between Chester and Aldford, as it’s written today, at the bank of the River Dee. [$]

[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...] [$]


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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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