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The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire...With Over Fifty Full-page Illustrations

£24.99

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In August 1907 the Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury (a precursor of the Yorkshire Post) promoted a prize competition to amateur photographers for photographs of village scenes in Yorkshire and invited readers to write in describing the villages they thought most beautiful.  A poll was held over a period of a month and nearly 80,000 votes were cast (the winning village was Thornton-le-Dale with 11,111 votes!).  This is a souvenir of that competition, with photographs of some 46 villages, descriptions of many more, reprinted letters and chapters on subjects such as Yorkshire Village Topography and Historic Aspects.  A fascinating picture of Yorkshire in the years before the first World War.

Olive green board covers with title in gilt, faded.  Brown cloth binding to spine.  Covers rubbed and bumped but overall in good shape.  Pages slightly tanned commensurate with age but unmarked and generally unblemished.  Scarce. 

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
210x165x10 mm
Edition:
1907
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
119
Publisher:
The Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury

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In August 1907 the Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury (a precursor of the Yorkshire Post) promoted a prize competition to amateur photographers for photographs of village scenes in Yorkshire and invited readers to write in describing the villages they thought most beautiful.  A poll was held over a period of a month and nearly 80,000 votes were cast (the winning village was Thornton-le-Dale with 11,111 votes!).  This is a souvenir of that competition, with photographs of some 46 villages, descriptions of many more, reprinted letters and chapters on subjects such as Yorkshire Village Topography and Historic Aspects.  A fascinating picture of Yorkshire in the years before the first World War.

Olive green board covers with title in gilt, faded.  Brown cloth binding to spine.  Covers rubbed and bumped but overall in good shape.  Pages slightly tanned commensurate with age but unmarked and generally unblemished.  Scarce. 

Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
210x165x10 mm
Edition:
1907
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
119
Publisher:
The Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury

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