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Waddesdon Manor: The Heritage of a Rothschild House

Hall, Michael

Published by Harry N. Abrams 2002-05-01, 2002
ISBN 10: 0810932393 / ISBN 13: 9780810932395
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Title: Waddesdon Manor: The Heritage of a ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2002-05-01

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Ed..

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0810932393 Former library copy. Hardcover book with overall wear to the dust jacket and the exterior. There are library markings through out the book. The binding has been repaired with white cloth tape. All of the pages are intact. The pages are clean with no markings. Fast shipping!. Bookseller Inventory # JFSHV286

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Synopsis: More than 125 years ago, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild transformed a barren hill in the countryside outside London into the setting for an astonishing French Renaissance -- style chateau that remains one of the most extraordinary houses in all of England. Bequeathed to Britain's National Trust in 1957, Waddesdon Manor and its spectacular gardens are now open to the public, welcoming more and more visitors every year.Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and unpublished historical material, this book provides a fascinating portrait of the Manor and its inhabitants. Perusing it, readers can marvel at the architecture and interior decor, wander through the romantic gardens, enjoy the renowned collections of superb English portraits, Dutch Old Masters, and exquisite furniture and textiles -- and bask in le style Rothschild.

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