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Author: JAMES LEES-MILNE
Title: People and Places. Country House Donors and the National Trust. [First Paperback Edition]. FINE COPY
Description: "John Murray, " "8vo., First Edition thus, with 23 plates on 6; pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. Lees-Milne became Country Houses secretary of the National Trust in 1936, when the NT still saw its role primarily as preserving landscape rather than buildings. Over the following five or so decades Lees-Milne succeeded magnificently in redressing the balance. In this characteristically delightful account, he tells of the fraught and intricate means by which fourteen major country houses passed into NT stewardship; an engaging mixture of autobiography and rural history. The paperback edition is now scarce in its own right."
Keywords: "modern firsts, autobiography, architecture, country houses, national trust, nt, topgraphy"
Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: Island Books
- Book number: 25662
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