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An Isle of Wight Bibliography

Posted: 2012-01-21 23:00

http://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF1870(1).JPGThe Island's literary connections are well known of course with such luminaries as Tennyson, Dickens and Swinburne. However, arguably, less well known authors have also been inspired by the allure of the ' Garden Isle '; and their published works are just as desirable to the serious collector. When you are next casually browsing the ' Local History Section ' of your nearest antiquarian bookshop,....(yes - I know you can also search 'on-line' ),... you may well come across any number of the following historical, illustrated gems:

ADAMS, W.H. DAVENPORT - The History, Topography and
Antiquities of the Isle of
Wight. Ryde. 1851

ALBIN, J. - History of the Isle of Wight.
Newport. 1759

ARNELL, C.J. - Poets of the Isle of Wight.
Newport.1922

BARBER, T. - Picturesque Illustration of
the Isle of Wight. London.
1840

BRETTELL, T. - A Topographical & Historical
Guide to the Isle of Wight.
London. 1840

BRANNON, G. - Picture of the Isle of Wight.
Wootton, I.W. 1865

COOKE, W. - A New Picture of the Isle of
Wight. 2nd Edition.
Southampton. 1813

CLARKE, J. - The Delineator or
Description of the Isle of
Wight. 7th Edition. Newport.
1826

DYSON, J.B. - Methodism in the Isle of
Wight. Ventnor. 1865

ELDRIDGE, R.J. - Newport, Isle of Wight in
Bygone Days. Newport. 1952

ENGLEFIELD, SIR HENRY - A Description of the Isle of
Wight. London. 1816

GARLE, H. - A Driving Tour in the Isle of
Wight. 1905

GUEST, MONTAGUE & WILLIAM B.
BOULTON - The Royal Yacht Squadron.
London. 1903

HASSELL, J. - Tour of the Isle of Wight.
London. 1790

HILL - Hill's Historical & Commercial
Directory of the Isle of Wight.
1871

JENKINSON, H.I. - A Small Practical Guide to
the Isle of Wight. London.
1883

KOKERITZ, HELGE - The Place-names of the Isle
of the Isle of Wight. Upsalla,
Sweden. 1940

RAYE, CHARLES - A Picturesque Tour Through
the Isle of Wight. London.
1825

ROWE, GEORGE - A Picturesque Illustration of
the Isle of Wight. Cowes.
1826

STONE, PERCY GODDARD - The Architectural Antiquities
of the Isle of Wight. London.
Parts 1 & 2. 1891

WORSLEY, SIR RICHARD - The History of the Isle of
Wight. London. 1781

WYNDHAM, H.P. - A Picture of the Isle of Wight
London. 1793

Other names to look out for WILLIAM LAMBERT, REV. EDMUND VENABLES, DR. DARBS, MANTELL, REEDING-WARE, ROSCOE, LONG, CORNISH, HUGHES and NELSON.

Happy Hunting !http://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF1866(1).JPGBelow are two images of a collector's Dedicated Edition of Sir Henry C. Englefield's , '' A Description of the Principal Picturesque Beauties of the Isle of Wight ''. Published for Payne & Foss, 88 Pall Mall, London in 1816. This copy was refurbished and boxed for the owner.http://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF1061.JPGhttp://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF1070(1).JPG






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Anatomy of the Book

Posted: 2012-01-17 22:20

To assist with understanding the various terms used in constructing a book, here is an illustration which indicates the terminology used to describe the various components.http://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF1844.JPG
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Albums

Posted: 2012-01-15 12:40

The books I am working on at present are two late Edwardian/George V Common Place Albums covering the period of the 1914/18 Great War. They are both in a very poor condition and each are currently under interventive treatment on their fragile goatskin leather covers. The text blocks have been uniquely hand inscribed and illustrated with personal reflections and sketches which hold a special sentimental value for the owner. http://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF2192.JPGhttp://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF2194.JPGhttp://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF2189.JPGhttp://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF2173.JPGhttp://webworksguestbook.co.uk/client/jamesflavell/upload/DSCF2205.JPG[img
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Illuminations: The Private Lives....

Posted: 2012-01-13 22:22

T.V., I-Player...it is your choice - but if you can find the time to catch the current BBC 4 series, '' Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings '', a thoroughly absorbing presentation by Dr. Janina Ramirez, then I advise you should. The influence of these magnificent works of art is really something to behold. Enjoy.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h3g2

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