1916 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine HELEN LADY DECIES Compton Place Sussex WW1 (6201)

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Helen Beresford Lady Decies COMPTON PLACE SUSSEX Guernsey Herd of Mr Haldeman ITALY MILITARY




Original Weekly Magazine

DATED 1916


Frontispiece Cover Photograph:Lady Decies, Daughter of Mister George Jay Gould of New York - photo by E. O. Hoppe. Info. Helen Vivien Beresford wife of John Graham Hope de la Poer Horsley Beresford,


Principal Contents and Features on:

Harvest in South Russia: Women Harvester in National Costume - Peasants Working On and Alongside a Threshing Machine - Oxen Used in the Harvest - Women Taking Their Mid-day meal - Peasants Outside a Cottage; a Stork and Nest on the Roof - Many Children and A Group of Peasants - x6 pictures and article by I. M. McC.

Timber and The New Forest and The national Need: Lumberman at highland Water - Men Felling a Tree - Portuguese Sawyers - Englishmen with the Chainsaw - An Irish Axeman - Lumbermens Hut - Labour Battalion at Work - Load of Timber Ready for Despatch - English Sawmill at Set Thorns - the Fussy 5hp Engine - Portugueses Gang from Braga - reive  - Portuguese Cut - Irish Cut - x13 pics., and text/article.

Italia Redenta" - Italian Military: A 75 Gun in Action in the Mountains of Italy - Weary Men Hanging on to the Tails of Their Horses in the Mountains - Two Soldiers Climbing to an Observation Post on the Face of a Precipice - x3 pics., and text/article by J. M. Dodington.

Compton Place Sussex. Seat of The Duke of Devonshire; Part I - x13 pics., and text/article by H. Avray Tipping.

The Foundation of a Geurnsey Herd; Founded by Mr Haldeman at downe in Kent - x3 pics., and text/article.

The Houseleek or Jupiters Beard - x pic. by R. M. Weller, and text/article.

Outboard Motors for Boats: Light 16ft Launch Propelled b 3-f Waterman Motor o the Canals of Viareggio, Italy - Skiff with 3hp Evinrude OB Motor - Evinrude Skiff Under Way - x3 pics., and article.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

A Peacful Scene at Avalon in France - picture and correspondence from C.

Murren, Switzerland, Where Many of Our Wounded Soldiers are Interned - picture by Mr Nickles of Interlaken, and correspondence from L. Lederer.

Sculpture of Headless Saint in a Wicker Chair in Cluniac Priory Church Souvigny (Allier), France - picture and correspondence from Martin Conway. Infant Owl in India - picture and correspondence from Private Arthur E. Hill, 2916 Machine Gun Section No. 20 Bungalow, Wanowri Barracks, Poona, India.

Cupboard Love Conquers Timidity with Home Bred Golden Pheasants - picture and correspondence from Mrs S. F. Lougheed. - picture and correspondence from


Full page (fp) showing x4 ads: Tredegars - Faraday Electric Light - Marshall and Snelgrove Ladies Blouse - Manfield Officers Boot (plus others).

Full page (fp) showing x4 ads: the Burfon Motoring Coat by Burberrys of Haymarket - Viyella Pyjamas - J. C. Cording Waterproof Service Coat - Luncheon Blouse from Debenham and Freebody.

FP of adverts incl: Novels Sporting Powders - Rok Roofing- Nobles Shotgun Cartridges etc.

Boardmans Tobacco - half page.

Hopes Casements Windows.

Warland Dual Rims.

Fp of adverts incl: Smith P:remier No. 10 Typwriter - Wilmots Water Carrier - etc

Property Supplement Pages - one photograph with each For Sale entry unless otherwise stated:

ARTICLES (text only):

Modern War and Fertility.

Country Notes - various.

"To -." - poem.

Sugar in Jamaica - with mention of Mr H. H> Cousins Dir. Of Agriculture - Planters in St Catherine and St Thomas - etc - by ACS. The Houseleek and its Ancient Superstition

Another Humogen Trial at Wisley.

Literature and Book Reviews: Highways and Byways of Galloway and Carrick by Rev. C. H. Dick - The Winged Victory by Sarah Grand - Reef of Stars by H. de Vere Stacpoole - Moonflower by Amy J. Baker (mrs Maynard Crawford).

Racing Notes.

Horses at Grass in Hot Weather.

Worcestershire Hunt Puppies by H. A. Bryden - with mention of Fernhill Heath Kennels - Mr Arthur Jones - Mr Rawlece - Mr Charles Sturman.

Benefit from Deaqth Duties.

Moor Field and Covert: Deep Forests and The National Food Supply by H. G. Hutchinson - Correspondence from T. S. Hawking.

The Automobile World - Outboard Motors for Boats - Looking on the Bright Side (cars) by HGT.

Book Reviews: Sticken Land, Serbia as We Saw IT by Alice and Claude Askew -- Artists Rifles Journal - etc.


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.

Approx 20 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 (this is obvious if you look at the contents list on inside first page). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound (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 and packing; it is done at cost. The only profit made is by ebay as they charge me approx. 10% on what I charge for postage.

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