c. 1905 Pictures in Colour of Buxton and the Peak District
London & Norwich Jarrold & Sons Ltd. First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good
n.d. estimate c. 1905. Contains 50 coloured photos of scenes in and around the Peak District. Under each photo (which is roughly a half page view) is presented information on the scene. The rear side of each page is blank. The are various scenes for Buxton, such as The Pump Room, The Serpentine Walk, The Pavillion and The Lovers' Leap; then on to Castleton, Dovedale, The High Tor, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth; and other places such as Bakewell, Matlock Bath and Lumsdale. There is also a single page map of the Peak District, with the route of the Midland Railway shown, and several adverts, some in colour for hotels in the area (Croquet Lawns and electric lights included!), other guide books and Fry's concentrated cocoa. Attractive binding in blue and red cloth on bevel edge boards, with a photo of Matlock Bath and gilt lettering. Printed by Jarrold for F. Wright, Art Publisher, Buxton. Specific Condition: Binding: Some minor marks to front and rear boards, backstrip is sunned and discoloured with some wear to the cloth edges. Inscription, from 1953, on ffep. Interior: Some minimal brown spots to the blank side of a few pages - the printed sides are o.k., Generally very good book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.