1917 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine MURIEL STRUTT HORNSBY Dartmoor Reclamation WW1 (8401)

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Original Weekly Magazine

DATED 1917


Frontispiece Cover Photograph: The Hon. Mrs F. H. Hornsby - photo by Foulsham and Banfield Ltd 49 Old Bond St. W. Sister of Lord Belper. Info. nee Muriel Strutt.


Principal Contents and Features on:

Reclamation by The Prince of Wales: Rough Plan of the Reclamation; Moorland Heights to be Reclaimed; Boggy Areas; The Expert Testing; Source of Future Power (stream); Dartmoor Stone Fence - x6 pictures and article.

What Sussex Has Done for the War - x6 photos., and article by MJ:

Lord Bernard Gordon Lennox - Killed in Action.

Captain The Hon. Humphrey Wyndham - 1st Life Guards.

Major the Hon. Edward Wyndham DSO - Wounded.

Lieutenant The hon. Reginald Wyndham - KIA.

The hon. H. L. Pelham - Killed at The Aisne.

Capt. H. E. Talbot - Wounded and POW.

Powis Castle the Seat of The Earl of Powis; Part 1 - x9 pics. (incl G. floor plan), and text/article byH. Avray Tipping.

Converting Rough Pasture into a Potato Field at Aldenham Park x1photo by Reginald A. Malby.

Town Houses of the XVIII Century, Portland Place London: 25 Portland Place; First Plans for Nos 25 and 26; Plan of Parlour Story and Principal Story of No. 25; Typical Adam Doorway; Fireplaces in No. 25; Ceiling in Back and Front Drawing Room (25?) - x8 pics., and text/article by Arthur T. Bolton.

A Damiler Tractor Hauls Two Self-binders; The Whiting Standard Tractor - x2 pics., and text/article (various) for Automobile World.

Early Spring Coats for Schoolgirls; Paisley Craze miel (4 dresses) - x1 sketch by W. Brooke Alder (?), and others; plus text/article for Modes and Moods by LMM.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

Too Good for Its Purpose (shelter on the Downs nr Poverty Bottom Norton E. Sussex) - picture and correspondence from HP.

In Spite of the Snow (man with plough and two horses near Ipswich) - picture and correspondence from S.A.B.

Bird At the Base Camp, Salonika - picture and correspondence from CRD. c.keenlyside. 

Lesson in Aviation on Ill Bell Summit, Windermere (walkers watching a buzzard) - picture and correspondence from Rufus H. Mallinson.

Sold and Dispersed (Essex Farmers Staghounds at Roxwell nr Chelmsford) - picture and correspondence from S. A. Brown.


Full page showing x3 incl. Tredegars Lighting Specialists; Georgette Blouse from Debenham Freebody etc.

Waring and Gillow Ltd - half page (hp).

Turkish Baths at Home by J. Foot and Sons reive - small.

Carron Cooking Range - ¼page (qp).

J. C. Vickery Watch - small.

Druce and Co. of Baker Street W. - Arrol Johnston of Dumfries - Messenger Glasshouses - etc.

Turf Cigarettes - hp.

Ryder and Son Seed Catalogue - qp.

Burberry Weatherproof Winter Coats x3 designs - qp.

Rest Frock from Debenham Freebody - qp.

Jaeger Nightwear - qp.

Clincher Motor Tyres - hp..

Warland Dual Rims - qp.

C. A. Vandervell Car Lighting and Starting - qp.

Ariel Motor Bike and Side Car - qp.

Mazda Automobile Bulbs - qp.

The Pukka Car by Belsize - qp.

Fleece Lined EDquitor Coat by J. C. Cording - qp.

Players Country Life Tobacco And Cigarettes - qp.

The Old Bleach Linen Col. Ltd of Randalstown, Ireland - full page advert showing an old engraving.

Hitchings Baby Carriage - small. sleekburnc.

Wrights Coal tar Soap - qp.

The Roscut Coat for Ladies - small.

National Provincial Bank of England Ltd Liabilities and Assets etc.

ARTICLES (text only):

Satellites and Myrmidons.

Country Notes with ref to: Mister Herbert Batsfords Death - Board of Agriculture - General Smuts - Mr Prothero President of the Board of Agriculture - etc

The Nameless Laurel-Crown - poem by F. W. Bourdillon.

Ecstasy - poem by Marjorie Kennedy-Erskine.

The Board of Agriculture's Opportunity - with notes and Comments on Food Production.

Self Sown Firs - poem by E. M. Mills.

In the Garden and The Call to Garden Labour - by Herbert Cowley.

Literature including Books of the Week - by VM.


Racing and Breeding Notes by Trenton.

Kennel Notes: Soldiers Pets - By A. Croxton Smith.

Starlings - by S. Cornish Watkins.

The Progress of the British Magneto.

From the Edotors Bookshelf.

Feeding Goats Economically - by C. J. Davies.

A Mystery of the Woods by A. H. R. Wilson.

For Town and Country includes: National Provincial Bank of England, Ltd - London Country and Westminster Bak Ltd - Tests with Leather - Fine Scotch Whisky. sleekburnc.

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 22 pages (44 sides). It measures 365x235mm (14.25 x 9.25inches ). The titled, priced and dated frontispiece page is present; but the outer cover advertising page has been removed as it was bound without the exterior cover or end-pages/adverts. The spine has been reinforced/repaird at some time (see scan). The pages have binding marks through-out. There is a little age yellowing but this apart, the pages are clean. There is a small repaired tear to border of back page. 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 - but 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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