Neat old up market English mag from the 1930's in very good condition for age.....SIZE is 14 1/4" X 10"....has a 32 page Real Estate Supplement to front plus 65 pages of pics, features, and adverts.
Country Life was launched in 1897, incorporating Racing Illustrated. At this time it was owned by Edward Hudson, the owner of Lindisfarne Castle and various Lutyens-designed houses including The Deanery in Sonning.
At that time golf and racing served as its main content, as well as the property coverage, initially of manorial estates, which is still such a large part of the magazine. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the late Queen Mother, used to appear frequently on its front cover. Now the magazine covers a range of subjects in depth, from gardens and gardening to country house architecture, fine art and books, and property to rural issues, luxury products and interiors.
The frontispiece of each issue usually features a portrait photograph of a young woman of society, or, on occasion, a man of society.
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