A Prospect of Britain: Town Panoramas of Samuel and Nathaniel Buck is a book by Ralph Hyde. Every year, from 1728 to 1753, the brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck travelled the length and breadth of England and Wales, producing a series of panoramas. The book features a number of their panoramic views of cities and towns such as St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge, and also surveys their lives and working methods, their techniques of advertising, engraving and selling their prospects, and also provides descriptions of each subject. Ralph Hyde's research folder 'A Prospect of Britain: Correspondence with Publisher' contains letters primarily to and from Pavilion publishing, specifically Mandy Greenfield, Nicky Granville, director Russell Ash and editorial director Trevor Dolby. There are also schedules of the book, tracking Ralph Hyde's proposed title, description, number or artworks, page layout and delivery schedule. Furthermore an agreement between Pavilion Books Limited and Ralph Hyde dated 20 June 1994, relating to publishing and other rights in 'A Prospect of Britain'.

Item number 71011
Category Research Material
Type Panorama
Language English
Country of origin UK

Part of the Ralph Hyde Collection