Hidden Treasure Houses by James Miller lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Macmillan, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Gazetteer;
From the cover: In Hidden Treasure Houses, the country-house enthusiast James Miller explores eleven great country houses and the treasures they contain. James is a guest in each house and he explores the historical legacies and treasures with each of his hosts. The result is an evocative, highly illustrated portrait of some of the most beautiful houses in Britain, as well as a unique history of this diverse country.
The houses have been chosen for their historical, architectural and geographical range Dalmeny House in West Lothian; Penshurst Place in Kent; Holker Hall in Cumbria; Stanway House in the Cotswolds; Deene Park in Northamptonshire; Burghley House in Lincolnshire; Scampston Hall in North Yorkshire; Arundel Castle in Sussex; Sherborne Castle in Dorset; Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire; Goodwood in West Sussex.
James Miller is a jovial guide, with a sharp eye for detail as well as an encyclopaedic knowledge garnered from over thirty-five years visiting country houses. In Hidden Treasure Houses he brings these incredible properties vividly to life, producing a book that will appeal to all of us curious about what lies behind their closed doors.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages. 10½” x 8″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Antiques & Collecting category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!