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The Country House Library (Paperback)Mark Purcell (author)
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Published in association with the National Trust
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1446 g
Dimensions: 267 x 216 x 2 mm
"Magisterial (and beautifully illustrated)"-David Jenkins, Tatler
"For those who love books and the libraries in which they are stored this book is an essential volume to own."-Social & Personal
"As a whole, this book is a tremendous achievement."-John Goodall, Country Life
"beautifully written, cogently argued and lavishly illustrated book"-Jason McElligott, Irish Arts Review
Included in the Irish Independent end of year list for 2017.
"boundlessly informative"-David Ekserdjian, Evening Standard
"Its title is unassuming, but it constitutes, in fact, a significant contribution to the scholarly discipline of book history."-Alexandra Marracini, TLS
"the definitive account of the country house library in Britain and Ireland"-Matthew Sanders, Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter
"beautifully produced and gorgeously, lavishly illustrated"-Leah Galbraith, Fiction Fan blog
"And with 150 magnificent colour plates is it really only GBP45? Buy it quickly before the publishers notice their mistake."-Stephen Halliday, Times Higher Education Supplement
"This is a ground-breaking book [...] a cracking good read." - John Martin Robinson, Literary Review.
"[An] all-encompassing study" -Jeremy Musson, Art Newspaper
"This book is the first major work to redress this imbalance and to put the contents of the library into its proper context" -Robert L. Betteridge, EBS
"Beautifully illustrated with striking new photography, together with historical paintings and engravings, the book provides an outstanding overview of this important and strangely neglected subject."-James W.P. Campbell, The Burlington Magazine
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