The Thames Illustrated: A Picturesque Journey from Richmond to Oxford (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover]

Pictures from The Thames Illustrated: A Picturesque Journey from Richmond to Oxford (Richmond to Hampton Court) by John Leyland (1897).

The British Library catalogue says John Leyland was “of Forest Hill” but I have no more information than that.

The edition I have could be either 1897 or 1901. I am only guessing that he died no later than 1937, and that hence the images are out of copyright, but it seems likely.

Title: The Thames Illustrated: A Picturesque Journey from Richmond to Oxford

Author: Leyland, John

Published by: Geo. Newnes Ltd. Southampton St. W.C.

City: London

Date: 1897

Total items: 11

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: The Lion Gates, Hampton Court]

The Lion Gates, Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace was built by Cardinal Wolsey, starting in 1514, although some time in the 1520s it became the property of King Henry VIII. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

Brown cloth binding with gold foil and colour printing. The illustration on the cover depices water lillies in flower. [$]

[picture: The Long Walk]

The Long Walk

“There remains to stroll in the famous Great Park, with its magnificent avenue of the Long Walk, three miles in length, flanked by its double lines of glorious elms, and terminating in the height of Snow Hill, which is crested by Westmacott’s [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Mediaeval Border from Title Page]

Mediaeval Border from Title Page

This 1890s Victorian book has an arts-and-crafts-inspired Mediaeval/medieval-style calligraphic title page drawing, a design based on manuscript books and early printed books. The full-page border includes “green man” heads (sometimes also called jack-in-the-green) and vines. The heavy top left area is intended to be a decorative initial letter “T” [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Thames Illustrated: Title Page]

The Thames Illustrated: Title Page

The title page has a decorative border containing flowers, vines, and the face of a man with oak leaves for his beard, presumably intended as a reference to the Green Man of British folklore. [more...] [$]


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Pictures from The Thames Illustrated: A Picturesque Journey from Richmond to Oxford (Richmond to Hampton Court) by John Leyland (1897).

The British Library catalogue says John Leyland was “of Forest Hill” but I have no more information than that.

The edition I have could be either 1897 or 1901. I am only guessing that he died no later than 1937, and that hence the images are out of copyright, but it seems likely.


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