Earls of Creation
NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
Published: Hamish Hamilton, 
Stock code: 41527
8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and 45 plates on 28; blue cloth, cloth, gilt back, rose top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities and with one small loss at bottom of front panel.
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.