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; Wilton House; 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: 16

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: Charlecote.]

Charlecote.

Today, Charlecote Park is run by the National Trust; it is described there are a 16th century manor, although there had probably been a house there for some five hundred or more years. This picture, made from 8 separate engraved plates to build up a colour image, shows the house, the gate-house or lodge, and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Eaton Hall.---Duke of Westminster]

Eaton Hall.—Duke of Westminster

The picture shows a man and a woman, the woman with a long crinoline domed skirt (shaped like a dalek), the man with a cane pointing at a small dog; they are walking on a smooth lawn with [...] [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: 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: Newstead Abbey]

Newstead Abbey

A partly-ruined romantic gothic mansion beside a lake with a fountain. [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; Wilton House; Whitley Court; Glanusk Park; Burton-Agnes Hall; Balmorel Castle.


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