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Treasures from Lord Fairhaven's Library at Anglesey Abbey

Mark Purcell, David Pearson, William Hale

ISBN: 978 1 85759 826 1
Size: 270 x 230 mm / 9 x 10.5 in.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Images: 120

UK £19.95 / US $29.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provides an overview of one of the National Trust's most splendid and inaccessible collections

DESCRIPTION

cabinet des livres consisting of approximately 200 colour plate books, fine bindings, extra illustrated volumes and private press books. The majority of these publications have never been seen in public. They have been described as among the finest copies in existence of some of the grandest books ever produced.

Blessed with this World’s Goods
introduces one of the most remarkable book collections of the 20th century, including details of superb botanical, topographical, architectural and costume books, and atlases, as well as a selection of some of the finest book bindings made in England between the 18th and 20th centuries.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Purcell is the National Trust Libraries Curator; David Pearson is Director of the Guildhall Library; William Hale works in the rare books department at Cambridge University Library. 

REVIEWS

"The result is a triumph for the publisher, the library owner, and the writers. The text is informative and extremely readable, the fifty treasures featured are excellently referenced, and the volume meets Scala's usual high standards of attractiveness."
library & information history

"The book tells the story of a magnificent library"
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