A Tour of the English Lakes with Thomas Gray & Joseph Farington RA.
Joseph Farington's watercolours and engravings after the watercolours sold widely and were the key to popularizing the Lakes as a tourist destination. In 1769 Thomas Gray wrote his journal of his tour of the Lakes, recognized today as the finest and first travelogue. Murray has combined the two with descriptions, their maps, and information so that you can find these same locations today and witness how little has changed in some areas. The journals and paintings together make a unique, spellbinding and beautiful combination. For lovers of art, travel, history, and of course, the Lakes District. Frances Lincoln, London. 2011. Hb, dj. List $45. NEW $40.00