Holborn House Ltd
Holborn House Ltd

Client: Ian Standing

Work: Layout and Publishing

Date: November 2013


A Week's Holiday in the Forest of Dean

A replica of the first edition from 1881

ISBN 978-0-9928959-1-4

John Bellows, 1881 walking holiday guide to the Forest of Dean based at the Speech House.


For visitors in the 1880s, A Week’s Holiday in the Forest of Dean was specifically designed to assist their exploration and enjoyment of the district. The pocket sized first edition was published in two formats; as a paperback with brightly coloured covers, and as a hard bound book. That it was soon reprinted points to an initial success and one that continued through several later editions up to the 1960s.


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