Dartmoor Illustrated: A Series of One Hundred Full Page Plates of its Scenery and Antiquities
with some short topographical notes
Exeter; James G Commin (1900) pp. xxxix, 100 plates.
Index prepared by Michael Steer
This volume is intended to be a 'Pictorial Companion' to Samuel Rowe's (1848) celebrated Perambulation of Dartmoor and the Venville Precincts. It consists of one hundred photographic illustrations, with topographic notes, by its author. The black and white photographs are of excellent quality, and do as much justice to the beautiful scenery of the forest as perhaps the cameras of those far-off days were capable of doing. Author Thomas Adolphus Falcon (1872-1944) was an artist born at Pudsey, Yorkshire, who lived in Braunton, Devon, from 1902 until his death. He was a landscape painter of some repute and also produced fine metalwork. Falcon also contributed an article on Dartmoor's ancient graves to the Devonshire Association's Transactions, 1905, vol, 37, and his photographs have recently been reproduced on the Dartmoor Trust website page. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally by Google from a copy in the Harvard University Library collection and can be downloaded from HathiTrust. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Photographs may be identified by plate number rather than page number.
|Blackmore, R D||xix|
|Burnard, Mr||xvi, xxii, xxviii|
|Crossing, Mr||xxvi, xxxi|
|Page, Mr||xxvii, xxxviii|
|Rowe, Samuel||ix, xi-ii, xxviii, xxxiv|