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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.

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Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910:
The British Isles in Colour

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Announcing the first titles in a new 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.

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

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

Forthcoming in the series are Northern England and the Isle of Man, 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.

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To mark the bicentenary of the death of the poet

John Keats

(1795 – 1821).

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Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites: a selection of poetry illustrated by Pre-Raphaelite artists and their successors

 

Edited by Eugenia and Quentin Russell

 

Illustrated in colour

Following his early death at the age of only 25, John Keats became one of the most influential poets of the 19th century, both for fellow poets and for artists. His quest for the ideal of poetic beauty led him to forge an original and powerful voice full of melancholy and a constant longing, which won him the adoration of his peers and of successive generations. While many later poets acknowledged a debt to his poetic themes and form and his reflections on the relationship between the real and ideal, his narrative poems, akin to Tennyson’s later medieval poems, fuelled the imagination of a whole generation of artists.

 

The Pre-Raphaelites in particular saw in him a kindred radical spirit and were moved by verses and his painterly poetic vision. Both William Holman Hunt and Arthur Hughes depicted scenes from his The Eve of St Agnes and similarly Endymion, Isabella or the Pot of Basil, Lamia and La Belle Dame sans Merci inspired a number of works by the likes of John Everett Millais, John William Waterhouse, George Frederick Watts and Walter Crane.

 

Here for the first time Keats’ poems, including in addition to the above narrative poems his well-known To Autumn and Ode to a Nightingale, are placed together with the paintings they inspired plus some of the illustrations to his works.

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