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A fascinating history of Waddesdon Manor and the book collecting family that lived there. The estate, built in the 1870s by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the style of a French sixteenth century chateau, is filled with magnificent and varied works of art collected by the Baron throughout his life. The author, Mrs. James de Rothschild, is the oldest living member of the family, and through her unique knowledge of her predecessors, is as clear and amusing about life at Waddesdon in the day when it welcomed Queen Victoria and Gladstone as she is about the problems and rewards of maintaining one of the most visited National Trust properties. A joy for collectors, dreamers of the grand life, enthusiasts of Edwardian splendor, and followers of history's most flamboyant financial dynasty. Many color and black-and-white photographs throughout. Dust jacket lightly soiled with remnant of adhesive sticker on front upper right corner, and slight creasing on top of spine; cover lightly soiled, and tail bumped. 175 pages. cloth, dust jacket. small 4to..
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Book Description The Vendome Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670608548
Book Description The Vendome Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670608548
Book Description The Vendome Press, 1979. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670608548