Welcome to Lone Fox Publishing

 

A treasure-trove of beautiful books inspired by the finest poets, artists and illustrators of the past. Here you will find old and new favourites in which to immerse yourself, share with friends and family and re-discover again and again.

LATEST

The Rose: the botanical drawings of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (published, 2022) is a book celebrating the work of the great Belgian painter and botanical artist (1759–1840), who loved and studied the rose and is often called ‘the Raphael of flowers’.


70 colour illustrations.

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Any drawing from the book also available for purchase as a print. You may purchase the book here. For prints, cards and gifts order from the relevant pages or get in touch with your requirements.

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all our photochrom books

Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910: The British Isles in Colour

South West England and the Scilly Isles book cover.
Southern England and the Channel Islands book cover.
Central England book cover. From Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910:
The British Isles in Colour.
Northern England and the Isle of Man book cover.

A series of books from Lone Fox Publishing showcasing Photochrom photography, an early type of colour photography that brings to life scenes from an era that we usually visualise in black and white. The technique was mainly used for postcards and as a result the photographers concentrated on subjects of interest to the visitor and hopefully the recipient of their card; beautiful locations and the seaside are natural favourites, but also historic and civic landmarks, social scenes, parks and train stations.

The first few in this series of illustrated books available now are:

South West England and the Scilly Isles, featuring the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

'A colourful tint on our picture postcard past. A new book featuring a revolutionary form of colour photography has brought 1900s Devon to life'. As featured in Devon Life.

'A fascinating glimpse at old photos from Devon'. As featured in the Devon Herald.

Southern England and the Channel Islands, featuring the counties of Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Berkshire, Oxford, Buckinghamshire and Essex, plus London.

'Colourful Sussex Postcards give us a glimpse into Victorian and Edwardian life. A pioneering technique in the 19th Century captured iconic Sussex seaside scenes and market towns vistas in vivid hues giving us a fascinating look into history'. As featured in Sussex Life.

'Remarkable photos of London in 1900'. As featured in The Londonist.

Central England, featuring Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

'The images on these pages showcase the photochrom process and reveal just how vividly it brings the past to life.' As featured in The Countryman.

Northern England and the Isle of Man (historic names of counties): Isle of Man, Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland.

Forthcoming in the series are Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Further series featuring photography from Europe, America and the Middle East are also planned.

The photochroms have been chosen from the Library of Congress Photochrom Prints Collection, Washington D.C.. Some of the views remain virtually unchanged while many have radically changed, underlying the importance of such archives.

Visit the bookshop page to purchase these attractive volumes here.

Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910: The British Isles in Colour - Ireland

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Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910: The British Isles in Colour - Ireland

April 2022

 

Selected and edited by Eugenia Russell

 

Illustrated in colour

The seventh volume in the series, Ireland, featuring the Northern Ireland counties: Down, Antrim and Fermanagh; and the Republic of Ireland counties: Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Wicklow and Dublin.

 

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The perfect gift for literature, photography, culture and art lovers!

Lovely and seasonal
Botanical drawings available as cards and prints. You may order these now.

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The British Isles in Colour: Ireland, Wales or Scotland
Special pre-order price of £15
 

 

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Prints (14x11 printed on satin matt Fuji Crystal Archive paper) are available. Purchase this beautiful print of Brixham, Devon. Ideal as a gift or to accompany the South West England and the Scilly Isles book.

 

Get in touch for details of other locations in South West England

[e.g. Bath - High Street, Bath
Boscastle - Boscastle, Cornwall
Bristol - College Green, Bristol
Brixham - Brixham, Devon (featured here)
Cheddar - The River Yeo and the entrance to Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Clifton - Clifton Suspension Bridge showing the ferry, Bristol
Cockington - Cockington Forge, Torquay
Countess Weir - Countess Weir, Exeter
Salisbury - Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
Totnes - Landing place, Totnes, Devon]

 

as well as prints from all other regions.

Historic Brixham harbour in Devon. Early photograph available as a print.
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Read more about this photograph here.

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Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910:
The British Isles in Colour

South West England and the Scilly Isles, featuring the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

See inside

all our photochrom books

Opposite: View of Whitby Abbey from The British Isles in Colour: Northern England and the Isle of Man

 ' A colourful tint

on our picture postcard past

A new book featuring a revolutionary form of colour photography has brought 1900s Devon to life'

From an article in Devon Life

Bellow: see inside

Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910:
The British Isles in Colour

South West England and the Scilly Isles

Whitby, the abbey, Yorkshire, England
Sample spread showing images of Torquay. From South West England and the Scilly Isles.