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Country House Library

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Price: $74.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780300248685
Published: August 2019

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This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.

Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on acquisition bordering on obsession, the process of designing library architecture, and the care (and neglect) of collections. The author also disputes the notion that these libraries were merely for show, arguing that many of them were profoundly scholarly, assembled with meticulous care, and frequently used for intellectual pursuits. For those who love books and the libraries in which they are collected and stored, The Country House Library is an essential volume to own.

Published in association with the National Trust

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780300248685
Published: August 2019

Number of pages: 352
Width: 216 mm
Height: 267 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Yale University Press

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