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]

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

Author: Morris, F. O.

Date: 1870

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: Warwick Castle.---Earl of Warwick]

Warwick Castle.—Earl of Warwick

A splendid view of Warwick Castle, printed in colour. The text reads as follows: [more...] [$]

[picture: Picton Castle.--Pembrokeshire.]

Picton Castle. – Pembrokeshire.

A splendid and ancient Welsh castle dating back a thousand years, and still inhabited today. [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: Windsor Castle, The Royal Residence]

Windsor Castle, The Royal Residence

The history of Windsor Castle is the history of England and of England’s Kings and Queens. [...] The building is worthy of England, and of the long and illustrious line of monarchs who have sat upon our throne, and [...] there is perhaps none more thoroughly suitable for the Palace of the Ruling Sovereign of England, inasmuch as there is [no castle] [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Wilton House]

Wilton House

It was hard to do justice to the delicate colours of this 8-colour printed plate of Wilton House in Wiltshire. [more...] [$]


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Places shown:

Alton Towers ·Berkshire ·Guy's Cliffe ·Haverfordwest ·Malton ·Newstead ·Nottinghamshire ·Pembrokeshire ·Picton ·Rotherham ·Staffordshire ·Stratford-on-Avon ·Warwick ·Warwickshire ·Wellesbourne ·Wilton ·Wiltshire ·Windsor ·Yorkshire ·none

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.


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