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Picturesque Views of Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland
by Rev. F. O. Morris

Published in London by William Mackenzie in 1880 • B. Fawcett, Engraver and Printer, Driffield

Original 135-year-old Wood Block prints in colour • Sheet size: approx. 8.25 x 10.75 inches

The straightforward but thoroughly attractive plates were drawn by Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917) and printed from colored woodblocks by the Baxter process by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) of Driffield, Yorkshire. The brisk but informative text was prepared by Rev. F. O. Morris (1810-1893), Fawcett's friend and neighbor and collaborator on many color-illustrated works of natural history. The many plates in this set are notable for their precise printing and rich coloring; each plate was printed in an average of eight colors. Ruari McLean states that in this work "the best [plates] are of great charm and beauty; and the color printing is, as usual, superb." Friedman says of Fawcett's coloring" his ink tones are so subtle and transparent that they have the appearance of watercolor...Fawcett's transparent colors were especially suited to Lydon's crisply-drawn renderings of immaculately tidy grounds bathed in sunlight and with gardens abloom."

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ABBOTSFORD

ABBOTSFORD

$40

ACTON REYNALD HALL

ACTON REYNALD HALL

$30

ADARE MANOR

ADARE MANOR


ALDBY PARK

ALDBY PARK

$40

ALNWICK CASTLE

ALNWICK CASTLE

$40

ALTON TOWERS

ALTON TOWERS

$30
(LIGHT FOXING IN LEFT MARGIN)

APLEY PARK

APLEY PARK

$40

ARBURY HALL

ARBURY HALL

$40

ARDTULLY

ARDTULLY

$40

ASHCOMBE PARK

ASHCOMBE PARK

$40

ASKE HALL

ASKE HALL

$35

ASTLEY HALL

ASTLEY HALL

$40

AUDLEY END

AUDLEY END

$40
(LIGHT FOXING IN MARGIN)

BADMINTON HOUSE

BADMINTON HOUSE

$40

BAGSHOT PARK

BAGSHOT PARK

$40

BARONS COURT

BARONS COURT

$40

BEARWOOD

BEARWOOD

$40

BEAUDESERT

BEAUDESERT

$35

BELVOIR CASTLE

BELVOIR CASTLE

$40
(FOXING IN MARGIN)

BENINGBROUGH HALL

BENINGBROUGH HALL

$35

BISHOPS COURT

BISHOPS COURT

$35

BOWOOD PARK

BOWOOD PARK

BOWOOD PARK

BRAMHALL HALL

$40

BRANCEPETH CASTLE

BRANCEPETH CASTLE

$40

BRANTINGHAM THORPE

BRANTINGHAM THORPE

$40

BRECHIN CASTLE

BRECHIN CASTLE

$40

BROADLANDS

BROADLANDS

$40

BROCKLEY HALL

BROCKLEY HALL

$35
(FOXING IN MARGIN)

BROUGHTON CASTLE

BROUGHTON CASTLE

$40

BULWELL HALL

BULWELL HALL

$40

BURGHLEY HOUSE

BURGHLEY HOUSE

$40

BURTON-AGNES HALL

BURTON-AGNES HALL

$40

CAEN WOOD TOWERS

CAEN WOOD TOWERS

$40

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