Articles by Rostron & Edwards

Articles written by Alison, Co-founder of Rostron and Edwards. For over twenty five years, Alison has specialised in architectural books and prints and fine works of art on paper, she has studied in depth the timely processes that were used to create antique prints, from early etching, to engraving, lithography and aquatint.  Trading in important works of art on paper, specialising in English country houses and Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, her work involves research into many historic and listed buildings. Alison also has a particular interest in 1930's modernist architecture, architects and interior designers of the period, Oliver Hill, Serge Chermayeff, Frank Lloyd Wright and Raymond McGrath to name but a few. 


"Many thanks, we recently bought the house and had been looking for the articles that featured in Country Life before the war, the house was damaged by bombing and some of the photographs featuring in the magazines show details of parts of the house that are no longer. Fascinating!" 

Mrs B (London)

"Such a unique business, in a world of digital images and downloads, its a pleasure to recieve the original 'paper' issue, a work of art in itself!, thank you"

Mr W (Nottingham)

"So thrilled! we only had photocopies of the article given to us when we bought the house, wonderful to have the original magazine and great presents for family members"

 Mrs T (Cotswolds)

"So pleased with the beautiful antique engraving by Johannes Kip which shows our family seat in Gloucestershire, it now sits proudly on my office wall in London. An excellent find, thank you so much''

Mrs P (Kensington, London) 

"Absolutely delighted with the magazine - a present for my daughter who is researching and restoring the gardens"

Lady E (Suffolk)  

"What a wonderful service! Just what I was looking for and arrived within 48 hours"

Mr N. Bateson (Kent)

"Many thanks for the Country Life, we are currently restoring the plasterwork in the great hall and dining room, photographs from 1899 illustrate details that we have been unable to find anywhere else, these will be extremely useful for our project" 

E. B. Architects & Interior Designer. (London)

"Thank you for the two issues of Country Life magazine, we are currently renovating the property featured and the pictures of the interior are most useful to us"

A. M (Architect) London

"Thank you for the two antique prints illustrating my family seat in England, they are beautiful and I am delighted to add them to my collection. Please offer me anything else that you find on the house or my family"

E. C (France)

"Thank you very much for the two Country Life magazines featuring Aldenham House received today, I was married at Aldenham and these issues of Country Life from 1901 are the perfect anniversary gift for my husband"

C. M.  Buckinghamshire

"Dear Rostron & Edwards, Thank you for the two original photographs and plans of my house from 1900, we in the process of rebuilding this wing after a fire and these pictures will be very useful"

H. W.  Cornwall

"Thank you for the early issue of Country Life, I am head gardener of this property which is now a hotel and it is fascinating to see old photographs of the garden and how it has changed since 1898. I am pleased to be able to add this to my collection"

A. J. P  Hertfordshire, UK

"We have just recieved the two prints illustrating our property and we are delighted to add them to our archives, thank you for packing them up so well, they are in perfect condition and will be a valuable addition to our collection"

The National Trust.  Cornwall, UK