A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book Two, The Far Eastern Fells: Being an Illustrated Account of a Study and Exploration of the Mountains in the English Lake District' by Alfred Wainwright in Very Good condition in a Good condition dust jacket published by Henry Marshall in 1957.
First Edition, [First Printing]
Book edition identified by: 1) Grey boards boards with red lettering, 2) round corners, 3) no impression number stated (usually printed on the reverse of the leaf between the free front endpaper and title page in later impressions) and 4) the list of books published lists: The Eastern Fells at the second impression; The Far Eastern Fells; The Central Fells in preparation and The Southern Fells; The Northern Fells The North-Western Fells and The Western Fells 'as to follow, all being well'. Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) priced 12/6 on the front flap and 2) matt finish. [References: Alfred Wainwright Illustrated Guide to First Editions by Linden Burke, reference 02].
A tidy copy, in a slightly tatty dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has minor surface dirt, moderate foxing on the page ends and light foxing on the endpapers. Dust jacket has very heavy fading on the spine, chipping, approximately 5 mm (1/4 of an inch) deep at the head and foot of the spine, some moderate marks, closed tears at the head and foot of the upper fore-edge and a few other minor chips and tears.
Wainwright, Alfred Illustrator: Alfred Wainwright
Alfred 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.
12 mo 178 mm (7 inches) by 125 mm (4 7/8 inches).  printed pages in publisher's original grey rexine with red 'The Far Eastern Fells' on the spine, 'A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells', 'A Wainwright' and 'Book Two, The Far Eastern Fells' on the upper board, in dust jacket. Contains black and white strip maps and illustrations by Alfred Wainwright.
Henry Marshall, Kentmere, printed by Bateman and Hewitson Limited, Kendal, 1957
Henry Marshall—Chief Librarian of Kendal and Westmorland and a friend of Wainwright, who took charge of publicity and administration of Wainwright's Pictorial Guide Series for the first five books. His name appears as publisher in them.
Pictorial Guide Series Number Two
Pictorial Guide Series—The first and best known series of Wainwrights books to be published, initially containing just seven seven volumes: The Eastern Fells, The Far Eastern Fells, The Central Fells, The Southern Fells, The Northern Fells, The North Western Fells and the Western Fells. The series is an entirely hand drawn set of books (including all the text) in fine detail, providing an informative guide to the Lake District. The series was gradually extended with the addition of The Pennine Way Companion, Walks in Limestone Country, Walks on the Howgill Fells, The Coast to Coast Walk, The Outlying Fells and finally Walks from Ratty. Each chapter of each book describes a series of routes up one of the fells through strip maps and accompanying commentary and illustrations of the topography. The original series features 214 summits, which have become known as 'The Wainwrights'. The series contains 13 books. The first book was originally published in 1955 and the last book was originally published in 1978. Titles in the series include: 'Book 1: The Eastern Fells (1955)', 'Book 2: The Far Eastern Fells (1957)', 'Book 3: The Central Fells (1958)', 'Book 4: The Southern Fells (1960)', 'Book 5: The Northern Fells (1962)', 'Book 6: The North Western Fells (1964)', 'Book 7: The Western Fells (1966)', 'Pennine Way Companion (1968)', 'Walks in Limestone Country (1970)', 'Walks on the Howgill Fells (1972)', 'A Coast to Coast Walk (1973)', 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland (1974)' and 'Walks From Ratty (1978)'.
The second of Wainwrights books to be published, forming part of the seven volume Pictorial Guide series. Each chapter describes a series of routes up one of the fells through strip maps and accompanying commentary and illustrations of the topography.
There are thirty five chapters: 1) 'Angletarn Pikes', 2) 'Arthur's Pike', 3) 'Beda Fell', 4) 'Bonscale Pike', 5) 'Branstree', 6) 'Brock Crags', 7) 'Caudale Moor', 8) 'Froswick', 9) 'Grey Crag', 10) 'Hallin Fell', 11) 'Harter Fell', 12) 'Hartsop Dodd', 13) 'High Raise', 14) 'High Street', 15) 'Ill Bell', 16) 'Kentmere Pike', 17) 'Kidsty Pike', 18) 'The Knott', 19) 'Loadpot Hill', 20) 'Mardale Ill Bell', 21) 'The Nab', 22) 'Place Fell', 23) 'Rampgill Head', 24) 'Rest Dodd', 25) 'Sallows', 26) 'Selside Pike', 27) 'Shipman Knotts', 28) 'Sour Howes', 29) 'Steel Knotts', 30) 'Tarn Crag', 31) 'Thornthwaite Crag', 32) 'Troutbeck Tongue', 33) 'Wansfell', 34) 'Wether Hill' and 35) 'Yoke'.
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