English Country Houses. Early Georgian 1715-1760; Mid Georgian 1760-1800; Late Georgian 1800-1840

English Country Houses. Early Georgian 1715-1760; Mid Georgian 1760-1800; Late Georgian 1800-1840
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Christopher Hussey.

London. Antique Collectors' Club. 1984 reprint; No. 492 of a limited edition of 1,200 copies. First published by Country Life in 1955. 3 volumes. Hardback, dust jackets. pp. 256; 255; 255. 465; 507; 472 b&w photographs of interiors and exteriors. 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"). 3.8kg. 0907462685. English. Fine; an excellent set.

The reprint of the three Georgian volumes in the 5-part series of English Country Houses originally published by Country Life. Envisaged as a successor to Tipping's English Homes this three volume set on Georgian country houses is still one of the definitive publications on the subject. 86 houses are described and photographed, with a focus on the exterior and interior architecture and decoration. Covering the years from 1715 to 1840 the styles cover Georgian Baroque, Palladian, Rococo, Neo-Classical and Regency. The Mid and Late volumes both contain invaluable appendices listing the key architects of country houses and their principal works.