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An original COUNTRY LIFE Magazine1960: WENLOCK ABBEY SHROPSHIRE Sarah Reid Brassey DOLLS HOUSES WESTBROOK Old Nursery Furniture PIGGY BANKS Fashion ESTATE AGENTS. Plus much more.

Country Life Magazine dated 1960 WENLOCK ABBEY SHROPSHIRE Sarah Reid Brassey DOLLS HOUSES WESTBROOK Old Nursery Furniture PIGGY BANKS Fashion ESTATE AGENTS



Original Vintage Magazine

A bumper issue

DATED 1960

Frontispiece Cover Photograph: Miss Sarah Reid Daughter of Mr D. M. Reid of The Gelli, Malpas, Cheshire - photo by Yevonde; announcing forthcoming marriage to Anthony Brassey son of Capt R. E. Brassey of Bulkeley Grange, Malpas.

Outer Cover Photograph: Old painting - full page (fp)colour.

Principal Contents and Features on:

Lochan Na H-Achlaise, Rannoch Moor, Argyllshire, Scotland - x1 nr half page photo by T. Parker.

Changing Role of Father Christmas - x9 pics. of old paintings etc, and text/article by Sylvia Groves.

Remotest Peak in Asia Minor: Hakkiari Vallge, Turkey - Looking Towards the North Face of the Geliasin (man in foreground) - Horse Trekking a Corrie reive in the Cilo Dagh to Reach the Geliasin - Camp at 9000ft - Kurdistan Woman and Her Family Rounding up Sheep and Goats for Milking - x4 pics. and article by Tom Weir text/article.

Sale-Rooms and items sold at Christies, Sothebys etc: Red Indians by 19thC artist George Catlin - Chelsea Porcelain Chiese Boy - Longton Hall Salts - Meissen Barrel c1728 - Nyphenburg Chinoiserie Figures by F. A. Bustelli x6 pics., and text/article by Frank Davis.

Winter Scenes: Engraving of Skating By Torchlight loght on the Serpentine London 1860 - Batterse Park Ice Skating 1867 - Curling Match Between Earl of Mansfield and Earl of Eglinton nr Bridge ofr Allan, Stirlingshire 1850 - Ice Skating at Oxford 1870 - x4 pics., and text/article by Clifford Morsley.

Wenlock Abbey, Shropshire Part I. Home of Mister and Mrs Lewis Motley - x11 pics., and text/article by Christopher Hussey.

The Vintage: Sundial From Which the Moselle Vineyard, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Takes Its Name - Elderly Man Sampling Grapes in a Bordeaux Vineyard - Cellars of a Chateau on the Cote De Beaune - Women Picking Grapes in a German Vineyard - Men Making Oak Barrels for the French Vintage - x5 pics., and text/article by Edmund Penning-Rowsell.

Dolls' Houses: Westbrook Baby House 1705 (info. originally belonged to Miss Elizabeth Westbrook) - TheBlackett Baby House 1740 (colour) - The Tate Baby House 1860 (colour) - The Landsdowne Dolls House; Interior and Exterior (fp colour) - The Dingley Hall Doll's House 1874 Interior and Ext (fp col.) - The Ashcroft Doll's House 1887 (col.) - The Pollock Dolls House 1903 - Queen Victoria's Doll's House 1820 - Princess of May of Teck's (later Queen Mary) Doll's House 1879 - Entrance Hall in Queen Mary's Doll's House designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1922 - Dining Room in Queen Mary's Doll's House - x13 pics. (courtesy of Mrs Cyril Holland-Martin; London Museum; Bethnal Green Museum; HM Queen) , and text/article by G. Bernard hughes.

Cutting the Ashen Faggots, Devonshire from a 19thC Engravingx - x1 pics., and text/article by Edward Fursdon.

King Nutcracker's Christmas Visit, A Victorian Tale for Good Boys and Girls - x13 pics., and text/article by Michell Raper. The illustrations, story and verses are from a picture book by Dr heinrich Hoffmann a 19thC paterfamilias, made for his children...

Motoring Notes: Bus Driving Through the Julier Pass nr St Moritz Switzerland - x1 pics., and text/article by J. Eason Gibson; plus another article ref. the Minister of Transport; The Lancia.

When the Potter Made the Piggy Bank - x11 pics. of various pottery money banks, and text/article by M. U. Jones.

Elms of the English Hedgerow: Pollard Elms in East Suffolk Forming a hedge Beneath - Chesterton Warwicks - Shredded Elms in South Devon x3 pics., and text/article by miel Miles hadfield.

Tarot Packs to Modern Cards: Court Cards 1750 - Cards from 16thC Tarrocchi Pack - POart of Italian Pack of Tarot Cards - The Five of Hearts from a German Pack 1807 - x4 pics., and text/article by Amoret and Christopher Scott.

George the Littlwick Green Donkey and His New Home: George the Donkey Comes to Tea (with a little boy who is serving tea and chocolate biscuits) - George Meets the Welsh Pony Sheila ( with a little girl) - Marmalade the Filly Foal - x3 pics., and text/article by Patricia Borwick.

A Buzzards Nest in Essex - x1 pics., and text/article by J. Wentworth Day.

Nursery Furniture of Bygone Days: Oak Rocking Cradle 1691 - Early 19thC Swing Cot 1803 - Mahogany Framed Swing Cot with Gold Leaf Decoration Originally Made for The Birth of Princess Royal (later Empress Germany) - Rocking Cradle from The Great Exhibition 1851 - Painted and Gilded Oak Carved Cradle Designed by Norman Shaw for Son of Architect Alfred Waterhouse - Child's Oak Armchair c1620 - Mid 17thC Child's Walnut Armchair - Carved Walnut Arm Chair with Canework late 17thC - Child's Chair on a Stand c1860 - Beech Baby Cage 1700 - Walnut and Painted Ash Baby Cage (walker) with Castors Early 18thC - x11 pics., and text/article by Margaret Macdonald-Taylor.

New Boods Reviewed: Engraving of an Armoured Car Used in the American Civil War from an Illustraion in Wheels Across America - Snow at Castle Combe, Wilts from The Second Country Life Picture Book of Britain x2 pics., plus reviews by AJH. c.keenlyside.

Gay Nonsense of a Georgian Eccentric: Caricature of John Cussans as a Waiter, By R. Newton 1797 - x1 pics., and text/article by Anthony Hartland.

Gift Ideas - x4 pics., and text/article.

Childrens Books (reviews): One of the Drawings in James Kenward's The Poor Author - Two of Syd Hoff's Drawings in His Julius x2 pics., and text/article.

House of Jacobites and Red Indians: Westbrook Place, Godalming, Surrey As It Was in the Late 18thC (home of founder of Georgia and a centre of Jacobite plotting) - Westbrook Place in 1960 - The Little Fort Built by the Jacobite Sisters Anne and Eleanor Oglethorpe - James Edward Oglethorpe Founder of Georgbia as a Young Man - The Indian Chief and His Nephew Who James Installed at Westbrook - x5 pics., and text/article by Charles Terrot. sleekburnc.

Watch-Holders for Bedside and Mantel (clocks) - x11 pics., and text/article by Edward H. Pinto.

Isotopes to Help the Farmer: Radioautographs of Bean Plants that Have Absorbed Radioactive Phosphorus by the Roots - x2 pics. by Dr R. Scott Russell, and text/article by J. C. Boursnell.

Egyptian Temple Architecture in Leeds: Entrance to Temple Mill, Holbeck, Leeds - Main Flax Mill Building Outside Leeds - Part of The Mill Facade x4 pics., and text/article by G. Bernard Wood.

Jewellery Fashion - x6 pics., and text/article by Betty Wilson.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

Dog Operated Machine for Making Butter at Middleburg, holland - picture and correspondence fromS. F. Philpott, 53 Loveday Rd, Ealing, W13.

Cabinet Made from a Laburnum Formerly at Bourton House, Glos; The Laburnum as it Was - x2 pictures and correspondence from A. J. Hinton East, The Guitings, 41 Barn Hill, Wembley Park, Middx.

Terra Cotta Relife of Finding of Saul by George Tinworth formerly in Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks - picture and correspondence from C. Handley-Read, 82 Ladbroke Rd, W11.

Stuffed Polar Bar Formerly Outside an Hotel in Chippenham, Wilts - picture and correspondence from W.M. of Shropshire.

Gull Trapped in a Paper Bag, Man Going to Rescue It - picture and correspondence fromMrs Peggy Grason, Waterditch Farm, Burton nr Christchurch, Hants.

Incidents on the Dewscent of Mont Blanc Painted by J. D> H. Browne 1853 - picture and correspondence fromH. R. C. Carr, 79 Staunton Rd, Headington, Oxford.

Unidentified House, Possibly Ashford Lodge, Slaugham, Sussex - picture (damage to picture and corr. where page has stuck to next one at some time ) and correspondence from Major John G. Bill of 12 Dawson Place, London W2.

Stepping Stones Across the Ewenny River at Ogmore, Glamorgan - picture and correspondence from MW of Hereford.

Collectors Questions:

Dutch Tobacco Box Early 18thC - picture and correspondence from O. Esmond Kir, Ardenholme, 4 Ashleigh Rd, Solihull .

Eleanor Gordon by george Romney - picture and correspondence fromK. Bernard-Smith, 15-33 Maddox St, Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia.

Late Stuart needlework Panel of Jephthah's Vow - picture and correspondence fromMrs Margaret Tucker, The Chapelry, Chudleigh Knighton nr Newton Abbot, Devon.

Jug Known as an Argyll For Keepyin Gravy Warm - picture (sketch style) and correspondence from Mrs V. A. Gilson taylor, Barnfield, Stanstead, Sudbury, Suffolk. c1825 Painting in the Tradition f the Outdoor Equestrian Conversation Piece - picture and correspondence from J.G.


Booths Dry Gin - fp colour.

Tio Pepe Spains Dry Sherry, Gonzalez Byass - fp colour.

Whitbread Pale Ale Beer - fp col.

Garrard & Col Crown Jeweller - fp. Damage to page (as above).

Hennessy VSOP Cognac - fp colour showing two travellers talking to a french man and a St Bernard Dog.

The humber Super Snipe Estate Car - fp colour.

Polo Scene; for Dunlop Elite Tyres - fp colour.

Dry Fly Sherry - fp colour.

Jewellery Designs by Carrington and Co. Ltd of Regent St London W1 - fp.

Our Man in Paris - fp colour for Sanderson Wallpaers and Fabrics.

Cinzano Bianco - fp colour.

Strongbow Furniture - fp colour.

Atcost Ltd Concrete Farm Buildings - fp col.

Items With Links to Prince Charlie: Targe belonging to Cluny Macpherson; Musette or Bagpipes Property of the Cardinal of York; Silver Quaich Said to Have Belonged to Flora Macdonald; and a typical drinking glass of the period (from the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland) - fp colour ad. for Drambui.

Vacheron et Constantin Watch - hp.

Ideal Elite Heating Boilers, Oil, Gas, Solid Fuel - fp colour.

Mens Wear from Atkinson of Bond St - fp col.

Piaget Watches - fp showing x2watches.

Kutchinsky of Knightsbridge - fp jewellers ad.

Harry Hall Ski Wear - hp.

Norfolk Stuffing and Forcing - fp.

Morley nylons - fp colour.

Schweppervescene - fp colour Schweppes ad. on back cover.

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

Sherwood, Goathurst, Somerset. By order of Rth Hon. Lord Wharton.

Plas Draw, Vale of Clwyd, N. Wales.

Wyeford Farm, Ramsdell, nr Basingstoke. By dir. of The Earl of Rosslyn.

Torridon House, Wester Ross, Scotland. By dir of the Executors of the late Mr R. G. Gunter: House - Loch Torridon - Corry River - hp showing x3pics.

Presteign, 108 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells.

Barrow Green Farm, Oxted, Surrey.

The Dower House, Stockgrove nr Leighton Buzzard.

Tittenhurst, Sunninghill, Ascot x2pics.

Mill House, Hoath, Kent.

Stowey Estate, West Somerset.

Bulkeley Hall, South Cheshire - x2pics.

Jamaica: Adjoining the Round Hill Club and Hotel. By dir of the Executors of the Late Lord Monson - x2pics.

Plus many more but not named; are only.

ARTICLES (text only):

Full page of various articles including contents.

Countryman's notes by Ian Niall.

The Windmill - Poem by J. K.

A Strange Immunity by W. J. Weston - on the Highways Act and the law etc.

Countrywoman's Notes by Eiluned Lewis.

Long Playing Records: Golf by Bernard Darwin (01/12).

Sally in The Square - Poem by Jean Kenward.

The Genie of the Rusted Iron by Henry Tegner - info. while walking near Sgoran, and Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms the storyteller came across an old a piece of steel which evoked memories of Indian troops training in the hills during WW2.

Vigil on The Wick - poem by D. Murrell Simmons.

Farming Notes by Cincinnatus

Estate Market by GW.

New Books Reviewed by Howard Spring

Classified Ads, Announcements, and Properties. sleekburnc. 0112


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.

This is a heavy magazine approx. 900g with ninety-four pages (188 sides). 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 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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