Devon & Cornwall by Denys Kay-Robinson

Devon & Cornwall by Denys Kay-Robinson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

John Bartholomew & Son, 1977, Hardback.

Jacket illustration: Teignmouth. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: Devon and Cornwall are challenging subjects to write about. Many English counties inspire strong loyalties and attachments, but few produce a kind of patriotic emotion, something often found amongst those who love Devon or Cornwall. The or is deliberate: both counties can of course be admired, or enjoyed, and appreciated, but perhaps deeper feelings cannot easily be shared between them: Devon and Cornwall are firmly and decidedly different. There are, it must be added, also differences between each county a glance at a geological map hints at some of these variations (in building materials as well as in landscape) but the Tamar, for most of its length the boundary between the two counties, is an emotional, psychological, as well as physical, divide. The problems involved in writing about Devon and Cornwall in one volume are considerable; but the contrasts and where they exist the similarities are valuable evidence in any assessment and are a strong justification for such a method of working. As in other volumes in this series, the principle followed has been that places in the gazetteer are included solely for their interest, regardless of their importance or familiarity.

Devon and Cornwall has seven pages of road maps, a geological map, three town plans (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay), over 100 black-and-white half-tones, and four colour plates.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 228 [8] pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7½”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Travel British Isles category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!

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