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Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads

Artist:
Peter Henry Emerson (British, born Cuba, 1856–1936)
Author:
Thomas Frederick Goodall (British, 1857–1944)
Printer:
Valentine of Dundee
Date:
1885–86
Medium:
Platinum prints from glass negatives
Dimensions:
Images: 12 x 18 cm (4 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.) to 23 x 30 cm (9 1/16 x 11 13/16 in.) Binding: 30.5 x 41.9 x 5.1 cm (12 x 16 1/2 x 2 in.)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Joyce F. Menschel, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.669 (1-40)
Not on view
[...]; [Robert Hershkowitz, UK, sold January 20, 1992]; Joyce F. Menschel

One hundred deluxe copies with a vellum cover were to have been printed but only 25 were produced; 750 copies of the standard edition bound in green cloth (as in this example) were planned but only 175 were produced. Many examples of the publication have been broken up over the years and their photographic plates sold individually.

Individual titles of the frontispiece and 39 plates are:
"On the River Bure" (frontispiece)
"Coming Home from the Marshes"
"Setting the Bow-Net"
"A Broadman's Cottage"
"A Sailing Match at Horning, 1885"
"The Village of Horning"
"An Eel-Catcher's Home"
"Taking up the Eel-Net"
"Water-Lilies"
"Gathering Water-Lillies"
"Snipe-Shooting"
"A Ruined Water-Mill"
"The Old Order and the New"
"A Norfolk Boat-Yard"
"The First Frost"
"The Haunt of the Pike"
"Quanting the Marsh Hay"
"Poling the Marsh Hay"
"Setting up the Bow-Net"
"Gunner Working up to Fowl"
"The Fowler's Return"
"Rowing Home the Schoof-Stuff"
"Marshman Going to Cut Schoof-Stuff"
"The River Bure at Coltishall"
"Cantley: Wherries Waiting for the Turn of the Tide"
"A Reed-Cutter at Work"
"Towing the Reed"
"Ricking the Reed"
"During the Reed-Harvet"
"A Marsh Farm"
"Cattle on the Marshes"
"A Reed Boat-House"
"Cutting the Gladdon"
"The Gladdon-Cutter's Return"
"Quanting the Gladdon"
"A Rushy Shore"
" 'Twixt Land and Water"
"Evening"
"An Autumn Morning"
"The Fringe of the Marsh."
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