TREASURE SPOTS OF THE WORLD. A SELECTION OF THE CHIEF BEAUTIES AND WONDERS OF NATURE AND ART. EDITED BY WALTER B. WOODBURY.
CONTAINING TWENTY-EIGHT SPLENDID PHOTOGRAPHS. LONDON: WARD, LOCK, AND TYLER, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1875.
THE object of this, the first gift-book of its character, is to place before the public a selection of the most celebrated of the world’s beauties and wonders, which being all pictures of the unerring sun’s work are necessarily true to the places they represent, without any flattery.
The Editor’s aim has been to make the selection pleasing from its very variety, and to represent the most interesting places to be found in the principal countries of the world. The photographs are all taken by gentlemen whose names stand high in the photographic profession; and the proofs being printed in imperishable pigments by the Woodbury Process are thus guaranteed from fading or ever losing their brilliancy.
The endless choice of earth’s beautiful scenery will enable us should the present volume receive the esteem of the public, to present yearly a collection of the camera’s choicest renderings.
W. B. W.
CLIFF HOUSE, GREENHITHE.
COURTYARD OF THE ALCÁZAR, SEVILLE.
STREET IN CAIRO.
RIVER SCENE, JAVA.
INTERIOR OF THE MOSQUE AT CÓRDOBA.
RUINS OF SCHOENBERG, NEAR OBERWESEL, ON THE RHINE.
LE TROU PERDU, VIA MALA, SWITZERLAND.
ANTANANARIVO. THE CAPITAL OF MADAGASCAR.
NAVE OF WELLS CATHEDRAL.
COLOSSAL FIGURE AT SINGA-SARIE, ISLAND OF JAVA.
THE BELFRY AT BRUGES.
NIAGARA RIVER IN WINTER.
WEGGIS, LAKE LUCERNE.
CANOVA’S TOMB, CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DE’ FRARI, VENICE.
ON THE MERCED, YOSEMITE VALLEY. VIEW OF NORTH AND SOUTH DOMES.
GORGE OF PFEFFERS, SWITZERLAND.
COLONNADE IN THE QUWWAT UL-ISLAM MOSQUE, DELHI.
ANDERNACH, ON THE RHINE.
COURT OF LIONS, ALHAMBRA.
BANGKOK, CAPITAL OF SIAM.
THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS, VENICE.
THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR.
THE MER DE GLACE, CHAMOUNI, SAVOY.
AMOY HARBOUR, CHINA.
Treasure spots of the world: a selection of the chief beauties and wonders of nature and art by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885); Francis Clement Naish. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Paternoster Row, 1875.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
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