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Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells [Second Edition]

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The Outlying Fells of Lakeland

By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

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A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells is a series of seven books by Andrew Wainwright, detailing the fells (the local word for hills and mountains) of the Lake District in northwest England. Written over a period of 13 years from 1952, they consist entirely of reproductions of Wainwright's manuscript, hand-produced in pen and ink with no typeset material. An eighth book, The Outlying Fells of Lakeland, is not officially part of the series and was written much later, but is included here for the sake of completeness. This book has also been included by Frances Lincoln in the boxed set.

The series has been in print almost continuously since it was first published between 1955 and 1966, with more than 2 million copies sold. It is still regarded by many walkers as the definitive guide to the Lakeland mountains. The 214 fells described in the seven volumes have become known as the Wainwrights.

Alfred Wainwright died in 1991 at the age of 84. When Wainwright's health deteriorated, Chris Jesty helped him with the maps for two of his large-format books. Shortly before he died, Wainwright said that if ever the Pictorial Guides were to be revised, Chris Jesty should be given the job. Between 2005 and 2009, the series was indeed factually revised by the publishers Frances Lincoln, to adjust the content to the present-day Lake District. Chris Jesty undertook the revisions, using an imitation of Wainwright's hand lettering to make the alterations look as unobtrusive as possible. The most notable changes are that the covers of the revised books show photographs of the Lake District by Derry Brabbs, rather than the drawings that were on the covers of the originals, and the maps show the main paths in red.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd


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Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells (8-Volume Set)

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells (8-Volume Set)

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Slipcase | Sep 2011 | Edition: 2 | #225600 | ISBN-13: 9780711232716
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The Outlying Fells of Lakeland

The Outlying Fells of Lakeland

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells
Walking / Outdoor Guide

By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Jun 2011 | Edition: 2 | #225594 | ISBN-13: 9780711231757
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NHBS Price: £13.99 $18/€17 approx
The Western Fells

The Western Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 7
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 7 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Oct 2009 | Edition: 2 | #179920 | ISBN-13: 9780711221994
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The North Western Fells

The North Western Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 6
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 6 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Dec 2008 | Edition: 2 | #225593 | ISBN-13: 9780711227125
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The Northern Fells

The Northern Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 5
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 5 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Mar 2008 | Edition: 2 | #225592 | ISBN-13: 9780711226678
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The Southern Fells

The Southern Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 4
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 4 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Mar 2007 | Edition: 2 | #225590 | ISBN-13: 9780711226586
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The Central Fells

The Central Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 3
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 3 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Aug 2006 | Edition: 2 | #225596 | ISBN: 0711226148
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The Far Eastern Fells

The Far Eastern Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 2
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 2 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Sep 2005 | Edition: 2 | #225595 | ISBN: 0711224668
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The Eastern Fells

The Eastern Fells

Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells Book 1
Walking / Outdoor Guide

Volume: 1 By: Alfred Wainwright (Author), Chris Jesty (Editor)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Apr 2005 | Edition: 2 | #225591 | ISBN: 071122465X
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NHBS Price: £13.99 $18/€17 approx