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The King's England

Nature volume 139, page 217 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation



THESE four volumes are the first instalment of a survey of England by counties, which aims at describing in detail every town and every village in the country which is worthy of interest on account of its present economic or social importance, its past historical or personal associations, or its retention of features of artistic, antiquarian or \cultural significance. The author has had the assistance of a body of expert helpers; and some six years have been spent in preparation. The time is not too long, as some ten thousand villages, it is said, have been visited. The collection of the photographs alone, if the illustration of the first four volumes is a fair sample, must have been a stupendous undertaking, especially as it is evident that on the whole a high standard has been attained.

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