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A truly rare Antiquarian book now available as an eBook (PDF format)

Windsor Park and Forest

William Menzies, 1904

A Short History of the Park and Forest

From the Preface: "This volume is dedicated to the memory of my father, William Menzies, whose official position as deputy Surveyor of Windsor Great Park and Forest for twenty-nine years afforded him, special opportunities for obtaining reliable information relating to the Royal Domain. I have largely availed myself of his original work published in 1864 which was the first history of Windsor Park and Forest ever produced and the earliest published work illustrated by photographs. A few of these are reproduced specially for this volume, the trees having changed so little in character the illustrations represent them practically as they are at the present day."
William Menzies. 1904.

The original cover

One of the full page illustrations

This very rare publication by William Menzies follows upon the equally rare Windsor Park and Forest of 1864 published by Menzies' father in 1864. It is now made available as an eBook in PDF format in support of the Royal Windsor Website.

Subjects include the following: Ascot Race Course, Belvidere Wood, Caesar's Camp, Cedar Drive, Coronation Oak, Cranbourne Tower, Cumberland Lodge, Diamond Jubilee Oak, Enclosure of the Forest, Fishing Cottage, Forest Gate, Goat of the Welsh Fusiliers, Herne's Oak, Heronry, Holly Grove, King Edward VII's Oak, King of Italy's Oak, King of Portugal's Oak, Largest tree in the Royal Domain, Lime Tree Avenue, Long Walk, Maiden Oak Plantation at Cranbourne, Mistletoe Oak, Norden's Map of the Park, Oak Leaf Roller Moth, Obelisk, Parish Boundary Trees, Plantations made since 1861, Pollards, Prince Consort's Memorial Oak, Prince Consort's Plantation, Prince Consort's Statue, Prince Consort's Workshops, Prince of Wales' Silver Wedding Oak, Private Chapel, Queen Adelaide's Beech, Queen Anne's Drive, Queen Anne's Oak, Queen Charlotte's Oak, Queen Victoria's Avenue, Queen Victoria's Oak, Racehorse "Eclipse", Royal and Military Reviews, Rhododendron Walk, Royal Agricultural Society's Jubilee Show, Royal Vinery, Ruins at Virginia Water, Scarlet Oak Avenue, Smith's Lawn, Statue on Snow Hill, Surveys of Timber, Swinley, Virginia Water, White Deer Enclosure, William the Conqueror's Oak.

50 pages. Map of the Great Park with significant trees located, 28 halftones.

Price 6.95
Fully illustrated
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