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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.


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.

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.

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.

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To mark the bicentenary of the death of the poet

John Keats

(1795 – 1821).

Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites book cover. A selection of poetry illustrated by Pre-Raphaelites.

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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Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites

Lovely and seasonal
Winter scenes available as Christmas cards and prints.

OFFER: Five free Christmas cards with every order until Dec 10, 2021.
While stocks last. Order early to avoid disappointment.

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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Historic Brixham


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.

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all our photochrom books

 ' 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

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

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Photochrom photography 1890 – 1910:
The British Isles in Colour

South West England and the Scilly Isles