Published for the Paul Mellon Centre by Yale University Press. New Haven and London. 2007. First edition, second printing. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. xvi, 320 pages. 227 illustrations in b&w and colour. English. 265 x 200mm. 1.3kg. 9780300124200. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket, slight fading to spine.
John Harris' fascinating book on the break-up, sale and re-use of architectural features from Britain's period houses. The author examines the development in the trading of salvage from Tudor times, through the nineteenth century with the growth in professional brokers and dealers, and into the trans-Atlantic trading of the early twentieth century and the dominance of William Randolph Hearst as a collector. The text is accompanied by many archive photographs and images of the original houses.
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