File Name Bradley1927
Call Number DA 670 L1 B854 1927
Title Highways and Byways in the Lake District by A. G. Bradley with Illustrations by Joseph Pennell.
Short Title Highways and Byways
Series Title Highways and Byways series
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Imprint Macmillan and Co., Limited: London, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Melbourne The Macmillan Company: New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco The Macmillan Co. of Canada, Ltd. Toronto
Edition 1
Publication Date 1927
Volumes 1
Pages 336
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography xii, 332 p. : front, ill., folded map ; 18 cm. First edition, 1901.
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Highways and Byways is a detailed record of a local man’s tour through the towns and villages of the Lake District. Part travelogue, part guidebook, Highways takes readers on an imaginative journey through the region, supplementing descriptions of the scenery with historical anecdotes, character sketches, and pseudo-ethnological commentary. The narrator is especially intrigued by American tourists, whom he paints in an unflattering light. While not quite opposed to tourism, he laments the environmental degradation associated with the industry. His directional vagueness and patronizing tone suggest that he has a specific audience in mind, likely one made up of the “busy people of culture and education” he refers to in the opening pages. Supporting Bradley’s narrative are simple, inset illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Quotations from the poetry of local celebrities like William Wordsworth and Robert Southey also appear, and a foldout map can be found in the back of the volume with the author’s route traced in red. The text is printed on thick, glossy paper, a fifth printing of the 1901 first edition. The SFU LDC copy is bound in blue cloth, gilt-embossed. It is in excellent condition.

Format Octavo
Plate Count 0
Map Count 1
Illustrations Black and White Only
Photographs Black and White Only
Tables No
Binding Colour Dark blue
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