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    DescriptionThis boxed set contains all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell walking legend, A. Wainwright. For this Anniversary edition the pages were freshly reproduced from the original artwork and printed and bound to match the original books as closely as possible. Maps and text are as Wainwright wrote them. Since the guides were compiled half a century ago, they have been treasured by generations of walkers, and television programmes in the year of the centenary of Wainwright's birth introduced them to new enthusiasts. There were no guides like these before Wainwright devised them, and in the years since they were first published, they have never been matched. This boxed set of all seven books is the perfect gift for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland fells.


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    Title
    Complete Boxed Set of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells (Lake District & Cumbria)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfred Wainwright, Illustrated by Alfred Wainwright
    Physical properties
    Format: Shrink-wrapped pack
    Number of pages: 2128
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 126 mm
    Weight: 2,481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780711224612
    ISBN 10: 0711224617
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    Libri: I-TT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKENM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    LC classification: DA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    DC22: 796.51
    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14460
    DC22: 914.2780486, 914.2780485
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKENM
    Thema V1.0: WTH, SZC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black and white maps and drawings
    Publisher
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him: "I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. That was the first time I had looked upon beauty, or imagined it, even. Afterwards I went often, whenever I could, and always my eyes were lifted to the hills. I was to find then, and it has been so ever since, a spiritual and physical satisfaction in climbing mountains - and a tranquil mind upon reaching their summits, as though I had escaped from the disappointments and unkindnesses of life and emerged above them into a new world, a better world. In due course I came to live within sight of the hills, and I was well content. If I could not be climbing, I was happy to sit idly and dream of them, serenely. Then came a restlessness and the feeling that it was not enough to take their gifts and do nothing in return. I must dedicate something of myself, the best part of me, to them. I started to write about them, and to draw pictures of them. Doing these things, I found they were still giving and I still receiving, for a great pleasure filled me when I was so engaged - I had found a new way of escape to them and from all else less worth while. Thus it comes about that I have written this book. Not for material gain, welcome though that would be (you see I have not escaped entirely!); not for the benefit of my contemporaries, though if it brings them also to the hills I shall be well pleased; certainly not for posterity, about which I can work up no enthusiasm at all. No, this book has been written, carefully and with infinite patience, for my own pleasure and because it has seemed to bring the hills to my own fireside. If it has merit, it is because the hills have merit." A. Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84.
    Review quote
    With enhanced drawings that show the loving detail of the originals, this truly reflects Wainwright's legacy. If you ever get bored with looking at it, you could even use it to go walking! Independent on Sunday