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Ian Gow. London. Aurum Press. 1997. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 192 pages. Over 200 b&w photographs. 310 x 260mm (12¼ x 10¼"). 1.85kg. 1854104888. English. Near fine; slight shelf wear, no tears or inscriptions, not price-clipped.'This book is an unrivalled collection of Scotland's finest houses in their final golden age, before the destructive forces of the twentieth century swept so many away and emptied others of their contents. Here are the famous palaces and castles, from Holyroodhouse and Glamis to Inverrary and Culzean, recorded in photographs of timeless authority. Here also, are the fragile ensembles of 18th century houses: Arniston, Newhailes, Drum, shown with their gardens, plasterwork, tapestries, furniture and paintings. Most breathtaking of all is Hamilton palace and its incomparable collections photographed months before the house was demolished and its treasures scattered. Ian Gow has selected over 200 of "Country Life's" finest photographs of some twenty houses which show the splendour of the Scottish house.' (from the publisher's description).