SHRUBSOLE, Edgar S. The Land of Lakes: Being the Midland Railway Company’s Illustrated Guide to the Sporting and Touring Grounds of County Donegal. With six large folding maps. London: William Cate, 1906. pp. vii, 170, lv (adverts). Green pictorial cloth, title in gilt and black on upper cover and along spine. Signature of Fred. Dixon on half title. New front endpapers. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare.
No copy of this edition located on COPAC or WorldCat.
In his introduction the author tells us: “If only because of the great variety of its natural attractions, County Donegal will assuredly maintain an ever-increasing popularity with tourists and sportsmen. In the past it has been little frequented, and the reasons for this were not far to seek: they were inaccessibility and want of accommodation. The former objection is rapidly disappearing before the enterprise of the several railway companies and car owners who serve the district; the latter is no longer a cause of serious complaint, and each season sees a further improvement; so that now visitors can spend a holiday in the county with every confidence that they will be comfortable and otherwise satisfied.”
The contents includes: By Midland Railway to “The Land of Lakes”; Ardara and Rosbeg; Carrick and Glencolumbkille; Churchill and Glenveagh; Donegal and Lough Eske; Dunfanaghy and Horn Head; Dungloe and The Rosses; Dunkineeley and Killybegs; Glenties and Portnoo; Gweedore and the Clady River; Inishowen; Kilmacrenan and the Lennon River; Lough Swilly, Rathmullen and Portsalon; Milford and Lough Fern; Rosapenna; A Tour through the Donegal Highlands; Shootings and Fishings to Let; House, Hotel and Apartments Register; Cars and Posting Register.