File Name Davidson1961
Call Number DA 670 L1 C68 1961
Title Country Life: Picture Book of the Lake District in Colour
Short Title Country Life.
Series Title Country Life Picture Books
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Imprint Country Life Limited: London. First published in 1961 by Country Life LImited 2-10 Tavistock Street, London WC2. Process engraving by the Sun Engraving Co. Ltd, London and Watford. Printed in Great Britain by Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd Aylesbury and Slough. Bound by C. and H.T. Evans Ltd, Croydon. Country Life Limited 1961.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1961
Volumes 1
Pages 50
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography [128] p. : chiefly col. ill., col. map ; 31 cm. Spine title: Picture book of the Lake District in colour.
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The Country Life Picture Book of the Lake District is a large, glossy collection of colour photographs. The subjects of the photographs are mountains, lakes, historic buildings, and scenes of recreation and work. While some of the images employ picturesque tropes, composition is considerably more varied in this book than in others of its class, perhaps because the photographs come from multiple sources. There are even automobiles featured in some, unusual in Lake District iconography. The editors of the volume provide short prose descriptions for each photograph, highlighting the most interesting “associations” of the scene. Wordsworth, De Quincy, Ruskin, and Coleridge appear in many of these descriptions, but the physical features of the landscape receive just as much emphasis. The exact heights of mountains are unfailingly provided. A decorative map of the Lake District appears at the beginning of the book. The Country Life Picture Book would have made a fine souvenir, and was likely intended as such. The SFU LDC holds a very good copy, bound in dark red cloth and wrapped in an illustrated paper jacket. The edges of the jacket are a little worn. 

Format Other
Plate Count 44
Map Count 1
Illustrations None
Photographs Colour
Tables No
Binding Colour Magenta
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