by Maurice Colbeck
B. T. Batsford, 1983 [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 071343803
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, minor edge and shelf wear to book, age-toned pages, dustjacket is price-clipped with some edge and shelf wear and minor creasing
'The traces left by prehistoric man, by the Romans, by the Industrial Revolution and by the present day (in the shape, for example, of the Flyingdales Early Warning Station) - these are taken fully into account. So too are the buildings: castles like Helmsley, Skelton, Bolton and Danby, monastic remains that include Lastingham, Byland, Rievaulx and Whitby, characteristic towns and villages such as thornton-le-Dale, Thirsk, Staithes, Scarborough, Yarm, Marske and Kirkleatham; all are fully described along with the unmatched landscape in which they are set. That the treatment embraces the South Pennines, as well as the North York Moors, is an important and exceptional factor in the work's coverage.
Some excellent illustrations add much to a book which provides the best possible introduction to the Moorland of Yorkshire.'