1915 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine RACHEL BUTLER Buckland Faringdon GRAVETYE MANOR (8590

Product code: 15May1915 (8590) 15Sept2019
Original antique magazine COUNTRY LIFE Dated 1915: RMS Lusitania Sinking RACHEL BUTLER Buckland House Faringdon WARBLERS Brockhampton Church Herefordshire BELLE ORPIGNE Gravetye Manor; Plus much more; see main description

Country Life Magazine 1915 WW1 Rachel Butler RMS LUSITANIA Buckland FARMING Country Scene POULTRY Gravetye Manor


Original Weekly Magazine

DATED 1915

Frontispiece Cover Photograph: Rachel Butler Daughter of Lord and Lady Arthur Butler - full page (fp) photo by Val L'Estrange of 135 Sloane St, SW; announcing her engagement to Captain Edward Egerton. Info. aka Eleanor Rachel Butler.

Principal Contents and Features on:

The Loss of the Lusitania: RMS Lusitania (from a drawing/painting) - The Boat Deck (photo) - The Late Mister Vanderbilt (info. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt); photo by Rouch - With the Whip (Vanderbilt driving horses and carriage) - The Late Sir Hugh Lane; photo by Lafayette - x5 pictures and article; the article also mentions a few others who were lost on the Lusitania.

The Fields of France - x1 fp image from a painting by Alexander Keighley.

Shire Bone and Thoroughbred Bone, A Contrast and Comparison: Cannon Bones of Shire and Thoroughbred Horses - Section of Very Thin Shire's Bone - etc - x 10pics., and x1 diagram; and article by Herbert Pratt.

Wordsworth's Wild Daffodils - x4 pics., and article by Ward Muir. sleekburnc.

Some Notes on Nesting Habits of Six British Warblers - x8 pics., and article by Oliver G. Pike.

The Larges Living Shark: Whale Shark Captured Off Knight's Key, Florida (not living!) - x1 pics., and text/article by G. A. Boulenger.

Country Homes and Gardens; Buckland, Faringdon, Berks the Seat of Sir Maurice and Lady Fitzgerald; Part I - x12 pics. (incl two fp), and text/article by Lawrence Weaver.

In the Garden: Daffodils in Warrens Wood - Daffodils in Heath Garden - x2 pics., and text/article by William Robinson.

Gravetye Manor in April - x full page (fp) photo by G. A. Champion showing the house and garden (home of William Robinson)

The Flemish System of Poultry Rearing Part III (to be concluded): Black and White Malines (chickens) - x2 pics., and text/article by Belle Orpigne (fomerly Madame B. Albert Jasper).

Small Country Buildings of Today: Brockhampton Church, Herefordshire Designed by Professor W. R. Lethaby - x5 pics., and text/article by Lawrence Weaver.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

A Soldier Home on Leave Keeping Fit - picture and correspondence.

A Church Robin - picture and correspondence from Sligo, Westport.

The "Country Life" Cottages at Newport, Essex - picture and correspondence fromW. Foot-Mitchell, Quendon Hall Essex.

Razorbill Auks Courting Time - picture and correspondence from Eleanor Shiffner of Wallnds, Lewes.

At an Army Mule Depot - picture and correspondence from Maud W. Wynter.

The White Ferret Draws a Blank - picture and correspondence from C. P.


FP showing x3 adverts: Allens of Bournemouth Fadeless Durobelle Furnishings - Castles Man-o-War Teadwood Garden Furniture HMS Duncan - Burberry Top Coats.

FP showing x4: Druce's of Baker Street The Windsor Bed reive - Tredegars Lighting loght Specialists - Fox's FIP Puttees - Manfield Shoes the Barri Court.

FP showing x4:Hope's Casement miel Windows - Crossley Oil Engines - Devon Fire Places - Sulphate of Ammonia.

ARTICLES (text only):

Women and the Land - with ref. to Lady Londonderry.

Country Notes - various paragraphs with mention of Winston Churchill; The Lusitania; Mr Vanderbilt; Zeppelin Attack on Scotland; Internment of J. R. Wheeler 2nd Wilts in Gottingen; Mr S. F. Edge; Islington Agricultural Hall Industries Show; Lord Rothschild and Tring Park; Jersey Cattle Show; Newspaper Press Fund, Lloyd George, Herbert Corey etc; Chancellor Exchequer Budget Speech; Fruit Growers; Lt. R. W. Poulton Palmer 4th Royal Berks Killed in Action (footballer).

A Lost Playmate - Poem by Mary-Adair Macdonald.

The Coming of the colonies - Poem by Dorothy Frances Gurney.

Land in War Time by Syndey J. Gamell - with mention of Sir Howard Frank.

Literature and Book of the Week: Hark to These Three! Talks About Style by Sturge Moore. Plus four other reviews:Anthology of Patriotic Prose by Frederick Page; Fifty-one Tales by Lord Dunsany;Twenty Years of My Life by Douglas Sladen; Teh Pagans by Mrs Hugh Fraser and Hugh Fraser. c.keenlyside

The Land inWar Time Part III: Women Workers on the Farm - by the Marchioness of Londonderry. Info. Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart nee Chaplin.

Views of Our Correspondents - Letters from: Coventry (Earl) of Croome Court, Worcs - E. G. Pretyman of Orwell Park, Ipswich - S. F. Edge of Gallops Homestead, Ditchling, Sussex (long letter).

Agricultural Notes.

Racing Notes: Diadumenos by Orby - Donetta Winner of the Great Jubilee handicap - x1photo by W. Rouch; article by "Trenton".sleekburnc. 1505


Edward Burgess Hudson (1854 -1936) was the founder of Country Life magazine in 1897. This is an original USED vintage magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask.

Twenty pages (40 sides). It measures 365x235mm (14.25 x 9.25inches ). The titled, priced and dated frontispiece page is present; but the outer cover, property, advertising, and other article supplement pages have been removed as it was bound without the exterior cover or end-pages/adverts. The spine has been reinforced/repaired at some time (see scan). The pages are loose with binding marks through-out. There is a little age yellowing but this apart, the pages are clean. The images vary in size and are in b/w unless otherwise stated. PLEASE NOTE: There are pages missing; but what I have described above IS present - so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering carry on from the previous issue, therefore do not start at number 1.

The description of the contents above are in my own words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM small parcels (too big for lge. letter). Please note that I don't make profit on postage, packing etc; it is done at cost. This is not a tracked sevice; if tracking is required please contact me.

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Product Code 15May1915 (8590) 15Sept2019