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Slide set: English and Continental Cathedrals (lecture: Newton & Co., 166 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 243-244

“One hundred and thirty-four views in this set are in Great Britain and Ireland, the remaining 32 are chiefly in Belgium, France, Italy, and on the Rhine. The eight of Wales are made up of the exterior and interior of Bangor, Llandaff, St. Asaph and St. David's , Scotland is represented by the interior and exterior of the Glasgow Cathedral , for England are 16 views of Canterbury, nine of Westminster Abbey, six each of St. Paul's in London, Salisbury, Worcester and Gloucester, five of Ely, four each of Bristol, Carlisle, Durham, Lincoln, Peterborough, Rochester, Wells and York, three of Exeter and Winchester, two of Beverley, Chester, Chichester, Hereford, Lichfield, Manchester, Norwich, Oxford, Ripon, St. Alban's, Southwell, Truro, and one of Liverpool, Newcastle and Wakefield Cathedrals , in Ireland we have an exterior and interior of St. Patrick's Dublin. Now taking the Continent, Belgium has two views each of Antwerp and Liege , France has one of Amiens (exterior), one of Tours (exterior), two of Lyons, and three of Notre Dame at Paris , on the Rhine we have one each of Strasburg and Bonn, two of Cologne , Spain has one each of Burgos and Seville , Switzerland has Basle , Austria, St. Stephen's, Vienna, while in Italy we have Catania, Florence, Milan (2), Palermo, Pisa (4), St. Peter's, Rome (2), and St. Mark's, Venice (3). In all cases where one view only is given it is an exterior view. When two are mentioned, one is exterior and the other interior.”

Lucerna ID  3005290

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 19 January 2016

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