Historic Byways and Highways of Old England (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover, Historic Byways and Highways of Old England]

Pictures from Historic Byways and Highways of Old England edited by William Andrews (1848 – 1908), London, 1900

William Andrews appears to have had his own publishing company, and produced quite a number of books on the subject of local history and quaint interest.

I also have a copy of his Curiosities of the Church and Bygone Punishments.

Title: Historic Byways and Highways of Old England

Author: Andrews, William

City: London

Date: 1900

Total items: 5

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: Geoffrey Chaucer]

Geoffrey Chaucer

This image is from the chapter “Chaucer and the Mediæval Inn.’ and bears the additional caption “From the Harleian MS. 4866, fol. 91.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, Historic Byways and Highways of Old England]

Front Cover, Historic Byways and Highways of Old England

A brown binding with gold lettering on the spine. Almost certainly the original binding. [$]

[picture: Female Macaroni.]

Female Macaroni.

Some dandies who had visited Italy formed in London, about 1770, an association under the title of the Macaroni Club. On their dinner-table was always placed a dish of macaroni, an article of food little known in England at that period. The members were not content with merely enjoying their novel fare, they aspired to be leaders of fashion in dress. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Male Macaroni.]

Male Macaroni.

The Macaroni Club was an Eighteenth Century parody of style; see the female macaroni for more details. The club is perhaps best remembered for the taunt about the uncultured and ignorant Yankee who “stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Domesday Book]

p.33 Domesday Book.

A line-drawing of some old leather-bound books, closed [more...] [$]


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Pictures from Historic Byways and Highways of Old England edited by William Andrews (1848 – 1908), London, 1900

William Andrews appears to have had his own publishing company, and produced quite a number of books on the subject of local history and quaint interest.

I also have a copy of his Curiosities of the Church and Bygone Punishments.


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