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Leicestershire: A Shell Guide


  • Author:
    Hoskins, W. G.
  • Illustrator:
    John Piper and John Betjeman
  • Publisher:
    Faber & Faber, London, 1970
  • ISBN:
    571094678
  • Catalog ID:
    1308355
  • Our ref:
    1308355

First edition. Faber & Faber, London, 1970, first edition. Hardback. 123 pages plus map. Dust jacket. Leicestershire often summons visions of redbrick streets in Victorian industrial towns and red-faced foxhunters in the country - both generalizations are sure toi be wrong in such a richly varied county. Much of the eastern half of Leicestershire lies on the great Stone Belt that crosses England from Dorset to the North Sea near Flamborough. It is a rolling, green county dotted with golden ironstone villages, good churches and country houses. Leicester itself is one of the historic cities of Britain with a great deal to see. The western side of the county does not match the scenery of the eastern side but it still offers much that is good - Charnwood Forest, Stoke Golding church, Kirby Muxloe castle, Bosworth Field, the Mercian friezes of Breedon-on-the-Hill and many other treasures. Also loosely inserted is an original prospectus for the publication. Illustrated with many black & white photographs and colour frontispiece. Book in very good condition. Dust jacket very good and unclipped. Generally lightly soiled. Spine a little faded.

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