A First Edition, Later Printing of 'A Dales Sketchbook' by Alfred Wainwright in Very Good condition in a Very Good condition dust jacket published by Westmorland Gazette in c. 1984.
First Edition, Later Printing
—Book edition identified by:
Publisher's stated imprint information. Dust jacket edition identified by
: Not priced on the front flap. [References:
Alfred Wainwright Illustrated Guide to First Editions by Linden Burke, reference 23].
Very Good/Very Good
A very tidy copy, in a generally tidy dust jacket.
All notable faults:
Dust jacket has light to moderate creasing.
Wainwright, Alfred Illustrator: Alfred WainwrightAlfred Wainwright (1907 to 1991)
—British fell walker, guidebook author and illustrator, best known for his seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, the standard reference work to the 214 fells of the English Lake District, which are now known as 'Wainwrights'. He also wrote and illustrated numerous other books on the Lake District, Scotland, Northern England and Wales including two of his other major works, Westmorland Heritage and Wainwright in Lakeland.
Oblong Octavo 183 mm (7 1/4 inches) by 240 mm (9 1/2 inches).  printed pages in publisher's original green rexine with gilt 'A Dales Sketchbook', in dust jacket. Contains seventy nine full page black and white illustrations by Alfred Wainwright. ISBN 0902272322 .
Westmorland Gazette, Kendal, 1976 stated [c. 1984 actual] Westmorland Gazette
—(Founded in 1818) A British publisher which publishes the main weekly newspaper for the Lake District, but is probably best known as the publisher of books by Alfred Wainwright. They were the publishers all but one of of Wainwrights books from 1964 (with the publication of The North-Western Fells) to the last Sketchbook (the Peak District Sketchbook, which was the last ever Wainwright book containing new illustrations) in 1984. Wainwright in Lakeland, although originally published by Abott Hall, was printed by The Westmorland Gazette and published by them in a later edition. Walks from Ratty is the only true exception, published by Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Company. The first printing was printed by the Westmorland Gazette (this later changed to Titus Wilson), but they never actually acted as the publisher. Note on identifying first editions: The Westmorland Gazette had no consistent system for identifying first editions. Most Pictorial Guide Series books have an impression number printed in them if they are later printings, although this practice seems to have been abandoned some time in the 1980s. First editions of other books can only be identified by reference to specific points on a book by book basis, with the published price being a common issue. Lists of other books in print found at the start of many titles were rarely updated after the early to mid 1970s and provide almost no assistance in identifying editions.
Sketchbook Series Number Nine Sketchbook Series
—The most numerous of Alfred Wainwright's series consisting of landscape format sketchbooks, in a larger size than his earlier Pictorial Guide Series, and containing pen-and-ink drawings with full page drawing on the recto with commentary and a map or outline on the verso. Similar to, but in a slightly smaller format than, the Mountain Drawings Series with generally with slightly more commentary. The series contains 23 books. The first book was originally published in 1969 and the last book was originally published in 1984.
A collection of 75 drawings of scenes in the Dales of Yorkshire and adjacent counties.
There are seventy five full page illustrations
1) 'The River Tees at Falcon Clints', 2) 'High Force', 3) 'Bowes Castle', 4) 'God's Bridge, Stainmore', 5) 'The Howgill Fells', 6) 'Main Street, Dent', 7) 'The Road to Flinter Gill Dent', 8) 'Artengill Viaduct', 9) 'The Three Men of Gragareth', 10) 'Ingleborough', 11) 'A Corner of Clapham', 12) 'Feizor', 13) 'The Celtic Wall', 14) 'Ribblesdale', 15) 'The Stepping Stones, Stainforth', 16) 'Hull Pot', 17) 'Penyghent', 18) 'A Limestone Pinnacle, Penyghent', 19) 'Settle', 20) 'Victoria Cave', 21) 'Attermire Scar', 22) 'Nine Standards', 23) 'Raven Seat', 24) 'Muker', 25) 'Ivelet Bridge', 26) 'Old Smelt Mills, Surrender Bridge', 27) 'Grinton Church', 28) 'Richmond', 29) 'Richmond Castle', 30) 'Easby Abbey', 31) 'Cotter Force', 32) 'Hardrow Force', 33) 'Gayle', 34) 'Duerley Beck at Gayle', 35) 'Duerley Beck at Hawes', 36) 'Askrigg Church', 37) 'Aysgarth Force: The Lower Falls', 38) 'Bolton Castle', 39) 'Middleham Castle', 40) 'The Bridge at Coverham', 41) 'Coverham Church', 42) 'The Market Place, Masham', 43) 'Ripon Cathedral', 44) 'Fountains Abbey', 45) 'Newby Hall', 46) 'Nidderdale', 47) 'A Corner of Middlesmoor', 48) 'How Stean Gorge', 49) 'A Mill Waterwheel, Merryfield Gill', 50) 'The Old Church, Pateley Bridge', 51) 'Yorke's Folly', 52) 'Brimham Rocks', 53) 'Riplay Cross', 54) 'The River Nidd at Knaresborough', 55) 'The Village Green, Arncliffe', 56) 'Hubberholme Church', 57) 'Burnsall', 58) 'Barden Tower', 59) 'Bolton Abbey', 60) 'Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley', 61) 'The Bird Garden, Harewood', 62) 'Limestone Landscape', 63) 'Malham Cove', 64) 'Gordale Scar', 65) 'Skipton Church', 66) 'Hilltop Towers', 67) 'Wycoller', 68) 'A Street in Haworth', 69) 'Top Withers', 70) 'The Worth Valley Railway', 71) 'Kirkstall Abbey', 72) 'Peat Landscape', 73) 'Gritstone Landscape', 74) 'Shibden Hall' and 75) 'York Minster'.
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