Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland (page 1/3)

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[picture: Front Cover, Morris, Picturesque Views]

Words and pictures from “A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland with descriptive and historical letterpress” edited by The Rev. F. O. Morris, B.A., author of a “history of british birds,” dedicated by permission to her most gracious majesty the queen.

A fabulous example of eight-colour printing, using of course multiple print runs; I do not know whether the same plate was hand-inked, or whether multiple plates were made.

I only have Volume I. Kudos to the bookseller, Crescent Books in New Orleans, for not ripping the book apart and selling the prints.

Contents:

Windsor Castle; Harewould House; Castle Howard; Howsham Hall; Sudeley Castle; Picton Castle; Wentworth Woodhouse; Everingham Park; Holm Lacy; Eaton Hall; Thrybergh Park; Floors Castle; Lea; Farnham House; Ilam Hall; Warwick Castle; Burton Constable; Franks; Chatsworth; Guy’s Cliffe; Knowsley Hall; Garnstone; Trentham Hall; Charlecote; Ripley Castle; Burhley House; Alton Towers; Broadlands; Temple newham; Wollaton Hall; Inverary Castle; Newstead Abbey; Blenheim; Cranbury Place; Scone Palace; Whitley Court; Glanusk Park; Burton-Agnes Hall; Balmorel Castle.

Title: Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Morris, F. O.

Date: 1870

Total items: 14

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: Newstead Abbey]

Newstead Abbey

A partly-ruined romantic gothic mansion beside a lake with a fountain. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, Morris, Picturesque Views]

Front Cover, Morris, Picturesque Views

The front cover of the book is dark red with gold inlay. Unfortunately the book has warped, possibly from water damage, and will not sit flat on the scanner. [more...] [$]

[picture: Photograph of the Book]

Photograph of the Book

A photograph of the “Picturesque Views” book showing the red moroccan leather cover and the gold tooling. In the background are some other antique books, and a brown leather-bound antiquarian book [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Guy's Cliffe.]

Guy’s Cliffe.

A strikingly beautiful manor house, with the moat in the foreground; today it lies in ruins. There are several other pictures of the same site; see the Location link. I have included a 1680x1050 pixel resolution version, and also a 1440x900 one, for use as backgrounds or wallpapers; those two images are very slightly distorted and cropped. The [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Alton Towers (4:3 wallpaper version)]

Alton Towers (4:3 wallpaper version)

A version of the Alton Towers picture cropped slightly to make it fit on a 1600x1200, 1024x768 or similar compute screen. [more...] [$]


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Words and pictures from “A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland with descriptive and historical letterpress” edited by The Rev. F. O. Morris, B.A., author of a “history of british birds,” dedicated by permission to her most gracious majesty the queen.

A fabulous example of eight-colour printing, using of course multiple print runs; I do not know whether the same plate was hand-inked, or whether multiple plates were made.

I only have Volume I. Kudos to the bookseller, Crescent Books in New Orleans, for not ripping the book apart and selling the prints.

Contents:

Windsor Castle; Harewould House; Castle Howard; Howsham Hall; Sudeley Castle; Picton Castle; Wentworth Woodhouse; Everingham Park; Holm Lacy; Eaton Hall; Thrybergh Park; Floors Castle; Lea; Farnham House; Ilam Hall; Warwick Castle; Burton Constable; Franks; Chatsworth; Guy’s Cliffe; Knowsley Hall; Garnstone; Trentham Hall; Charlecote; Ripley Castle; Burhley House; Alton Towers; Broadlands; Temple newham; Wollaton Hall; Inverary Castle; Newstead Abbey; Blenheim; Cranbury Place; Scone Palace; Whitley Court; Glanusk Park; Burton-Agnes Hall; Balmorel Castle.


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