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Has anyone come across Wainwright's pictorial guide books?

In case you have not, these are great hand illustrated guide books for walking in the British countryside. His perspectives take you along on the walk as you read through the guidebook. They have just done a re-print of these last year.There are quite a few available through Amazon.

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Pictorial Guide Books by Wainwright (Boxed Set)

If you have a look at this link you will be able to search inside one of the books at Amazon and preview his illustrations

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I have a few of Wainwright's guidebooks that I got while in London last year. They are very excellent. He is a favourite of British typographers his work having been featured in some type books and in baseline magazine.

In the same vein are the Himalayan guidebooks of Jan Kielkowski a Polish Mountaineer who does alot of plannimetric maps as well as very detailed sketches of mountain faces.

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