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Earls of Creation

LEES-MILNE, James

Five Great Patrons of Eighteenth-Century Art.

NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

Published: Hamish Hamilton, [1962]

Stock code: 41527

Price: £54.00

Lees-Milne here provides a scholarly appreciation of five earls - Bathurst, Burlington, Leicester, Oxford and Pembroke - who between them exercised a profound influence on eighteenth-century British architectural style. The principal country houses they designed (almost all standing today and little altered), the collections they assembled and the gardens they created are among England's greatest treasures. An early (and uncommon) Lees-Milne title.