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Beautiful Britain
Publisher: Blackie and Son Limited, London, Glasgow & Bombay.
Country: UK. Date: c. 1910-38.

Oxford by F. D. How (Beautiful England) (Blackie & Son) (image)

Described by F. D. How, pictured by E. W. Haslehust.

London : Blackie and Son, ca. 1910 (Beautiful England/Beautiful Britain series).


Series note: "This series of beautifully illustrated volumes is an admirable record of what is most worthy of attention in some of our finest places. Each book contains 12 reproductions of original water-colour paintings by E. W. Haslehust [Ernest Haslehust], R.S.A. [Royal Society of British Artists], in a addition to descriptive text."
-- Back panel of dust wrapper of Through London's Highways. Text by Walter Jerrold. Pictures by E. W. Haslehust, R.S.A. London/Glasgow, Blackie & Son, n.d. [c. 1940-45].

Each of these attractively produced volumes on some of the most scenic counties in the British Isles is written by an expert and features descriptive text throughout, twelve plates of watercolour paintings, and a coloured pictorial dustwrapper. each volume has approximately 64 pages.

The paintings for most of the volumes in this series were by E. W. Haslehust. In several volumes (e.g. Connaught; Leinster; Ulster) the paintings were by Alexander Williams.

(1) Beautiful England

Title / Author

Bath and Wells - Arthur L. Salmon [Arthur Leslie Salmon] (1914).

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch - Sidney Heath (1915).

Cambridge - Noel Barwell (1911).

Canterbury - Canon William Danks (1910).

Chester - Charles Edwards and J. H. E. Bennett (1911).

The Cornish Riviera - Sidney Heath (1911).

Dartmoor - Arthur L. Salmon [arthur Leslie Salmon] (1913).

Dickens-Land - J. A. Nicklin (1911).

The Dukeries - Murray Gilchrist (1913).

The English Lakes - A. G. Bradley (1910).

Exeter - Sidney Heath (1912).

Folkestone and Dover - Walter Jerrold (1920).

Hampton Court - Walter Jerrold (1912).

Hastings and Neighbourhood - Walter Higgins (1920).

The Heart of London - Walter Jerrold (1924).

The Heart of Wessex - Sidney Health (1910).

In London's By-ways - Walter Jerrold (1925).

The Isle of Wight - Edward Thomas (1911).

The New Forest - Elizabeth Godfrey (1912).

Norwich and the Broads - Walter Jerrold (1910).

Oxford - F. D. How [Fredreick Douglas How] (1910).

The Peak District - Murray Gilchrist (1911).

Rambles in Greater London - Walter Jerrold (1925).

Shakespeare-Land - Walter Jerrold (1930).

Swanage and District - Sidney Heath 1915).

Through London's Highways - Walter Jerrold (1924).

The Thames - G. E. Mitton (1910).

Warwick and Leamington - George Morley (1913).

Winchester - Sidney Heath (1911).

Windsor Castle - Edward Thomas (1910).

York - George Benson (1911).

(2) Beautiful Scotland

Title / Author

Edinburgh - John Geddie (1936).

Loch Lomond, Lock Katrine and the Trossachs - George Eyre-Todd (1922).

The Scott Country - John Geddie 1938).

The Shores of Fife - John Geddie (1922).

(3) Beautiful Ireland

Title / Author

Connaught - Stephen Gwynn (1912).

Killarney - Mary Gorges (1912).

Leinster - Stephen Gwynn (1912).

Munster - Stephen Gwynn (1912).

Ulster - Stephen Gwynn (1911).

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