1959 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine SALISBURY HALL SHENLEY Ursula Muncaster WYDAH BIRD Vintage Magazine (9623

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SALISBURY HALL HERTS Ursula Brotherton-Ratcliffe Muncaster WYDAH BIRD Mediaeval Meres Kenilworth PINE HAWK MOTH Soil Erosion FASHION Gardening



Original Vintage Magazine

DATED 1959

Approx 34 pages (68 sides).


Frontispiece Cover Photograph: Miss Ursula Brotherton-Ratcliffe Daughter of Edward of The Limes, Mere, Wilts - photo by Harlip; announcing forthcoming marriage to Clive Muncaster of Four Winds, Petworth, Sussex.

Outer Cover: Fingest Village Buckinghamshire - photo by G. F. Allen (damage to front; see scan).


Principal Contents and Features on:

Old and New Ploughing at Linlithgow, West Lothian - x1 photo by W. R. Bawden.

Soil Erosion: Wind Erosion to a Field in East Fife; Beinn Odhar, Argyllshire Being Burnt with the Object of Improving Grazing; Dust Devil on Cavenham Heath Suffolk; Marram Grass Planted to Stop Further Erosion on Sand Dunes at Ainsdale, Lancs; Human Erosion at Sutton Park, Warwicks Left reive by 10.000 Boy Scout Campers; Gully ERrosion at Pitlochry, Perthshire - x6 pics., and text/article by Garth Christian.

Touchstones for Gold and Silver: Early Stuart Touchstone Mounted in Silver - x2 pics., and text/article by G. Bernard Hughes.

Gardening Page on Roses for 1959 - x6 pics., and text/article by A. G. L. Hellyer.

Salerooms; Christies and Sothebys Sales: Hawk Owl Chelsea Porcelain c1750 - Coffee Cup and Saucer Worcester - Silver Candle Snuffers and Stand c1723 - Gold Jewelled Cigarette Case by Faberge - St Catherine Engraving by German Master LCZ before 1486 - Marie Antoinette by Janinet - x6 pics., and text/article by Frank Davis.

Wydah Bird of Africa incl. Jacksons Wydah - x6 pics., and text/article by Vernon D. Van Someren.

Conquest of Bovine Tuberculosis: Attested Friesian herd at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester - x1 pics., and text/article by Professor H. D. Kay.

Antiques: Early 18thC Wine Bottle and Childrens Mugs c1840 Salvaged from the Bottom of a Westmorland Lake by miel the Author - x2 pics., and text/article by David Clarke.

Salisbury Hall, Hertfordshire Part II. Home of Mr and Mrs Walter J. Goldsmith - x10 pics., and text/article by Mark Girouard.

Britains Rarest Hawk Moth, The Pine Hawk Moth - x8 pics., and text/article by L. Hugh Newman.

The Mediaeval Meres of Kenilworth: The Castle in About 1620 fro An Engraving by henry Beighton - Ruins of Mortimers Tower NV End of the Great Dam - Marsh Meadowland Once the Bottom of the Upper Mere - View Along the Great Dam - Site of Lower Mere with the Ruins of Lunns Tower and Wall - x5 pics., and text/article by C. R. Denton.

The Best Grasses for The Orchard x5 pics., and text/article by John L. Jones. c.keenlyside.

Crossword Puzzle (not done) with last weeks winner named (Mrs Guy Knight, House on the Green, Broadway, Worcs).

Estate Market: Badmondisfield Hall, Suffolk - x1 pics, and text/article by Procurator.

Fashion: Givenchy Little Black Dress by Julien Rose - Satin Dress from Simonetta of Rome by Jean Allen - Shoes By Christian Dior - Tailored Suit by Rima - Dress in Chine Ottoman by Frederick Starke - Straight Coat in Satine Embroidered Threads by Frederick Starke - Emba Cerulean Mink Jacket by S. London - x7 pics., and text/article by Betty Wilson.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

Leveret with the Saluki Dog That Mothered It - picture and correspondence from D. Jacot De Boinod, Chelsea Barracks, London SW1.

Thatched Roofs at Merthyr Mawr, Glamorganshire - x2pics and correspondence from Donald E. Vandepeer, Church Gate, Broadhembury, Honiton, Devon. One of the photos shows a thatcher at work on one of the roofs.

Gay Queen Mary: Princess Victoria, Princess May of Teck (later Queen), Duke of Clarence and Princess Louise, about 1890 - picture and correspondence from T. G. Scott, 19 Granville Rd, Fallwofield, Manchester 14.

Election Mug Used by Andrew Lawson the Yorkshire Antiquary in 1835 - picture and correspondence from G. B. Wood, Rawdon, Leeds.

Topiary in the Gardens of Queluz Palace Portugal - picture and correspondence from Mister Allan Jobson 49, St Georges Rd, Felixstowe.

Where is the Original: Print After a Portrait of Arthur Blayney (d.1795) by William Beechey - picture and correspondence from Robert H. Blayney, High Shield, Hexham, Northumberland

Silver Plated Object of Unknow Purpose (drawing) - picture and correspondence from Stuart Town, The Gables, Vine Rd, Barnes SW13.

Railway Station at Great Alne, Warwicks, Now a House - picture and correspondence from George Richards, Blenheim, Mount Pleasant Rd, Poole, Dorset.


Cartier Ltd 175-6 New Bond St. London W1 - fp showing seven items of jewellery.

Ford Cars: Anglis, Popular, Prefect, Consul, Zephyr, Zodiac - with prices n a full page.

A full page of adverts including: Black and White Whisky - Sumrie Coat - etc.

A dp of adverts incl: Madeira Sherry - Polerouter Jet Watch by Universal Geneve - Benedictine Liqueur - Hopes Boiler - etc.

Sopthebys Sale of Fine Jewels - hp. showingCorsage Ornament in Emeralds etc; Diamond Brooch, Bracelet Earrings.

John Bell of Aberdeen; Mahogany Table and Chippendale Bureau - ¼page.

H. W. Keil of Tudor House Broadway,Worcs. - ¼p.

Garvey Jerez Dry Sherry - fp colour photograph of guests inside the Ivy Club.

Plus many more adverts.

River Yare and Bridge at Earlham Hall, Norwich - back cover fp advert for Norwich Union Insurance Society. Original owners address in pencil on top margin of cover.

Tio Pepe Sherry; Gonzalez Byass - wonderful page colour advert.

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

Part of the Dethick Estate, Derbys. By order of the Exors. Of John B. Marsden-Smedley Esq. x2photos of interior and exterior of the house - info. Lea Green House.

By Direction of the Yattedon Estates Ltd. 15thC Farmhouse

Bradley Lodge, Kemble nr Cirencester.

Badmondisfield Hall Estate, WIckhambrook - x2pics interior and exterior of Hall.

Elm Cottage, Boxgrove, W. Sussex.

The Elm, South Stoke nr Goring.

The VIcarage, Dunsden, Oxon.

Llanvapley Court, nr Abergavenny, Wales.

Hatton Court, Surrey Sussex Border.

Woodlands, Storrs Park, Bowness on Windermere.

Sunnyhaye, Fruit Farm, Woodbury, E. Devon.

Dess Estate, Scotland.

ARTICLES (text only):

Full page with various on: The Short Way to Clean Air with ,ref. to Mr Henry Brooke, Professor Andrew Semple, The Alkali Act, Clean Air Act etc - Sir Philip Hendy Private Collection - Playing Fields a Necessity; NPFA - Fruit Growth Plant Hormone.

The Georgian House - poem by Jean Bowmman.

Countryman's notes by Ian Niall. sleekburnc.

Autumnal Joys - A Golf Commentary by Bernard Darwin (29 Oct).

Bad Pet Sheep by Dudley Hoys.

Bridge by M. Harrison Gray.

Farming Notes by Cincinnatus

New Books Reviewed by Howard Spring; Dr Jenner of Berkeley by Dorothy Fisk - I Forgot to Tell You by L. E. Jones - Love for a King by Andrew Graham - The Best of Redoutes Roses by Eva Mannering.

Classified Announcements, and Properties. sleekburnc. 2910




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.

It measures 330 x 240mm (13 x 9.5"). There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages maybe loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images vary in size and are in b/w unless otherwise stated. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, 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 four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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 board backed envelope.

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Product Code SOLD 9623
Weight 0.25kg