Lees-Milne (James), 1908-1998

Earls of creation : five great patrons of eighteenth-century art

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1962
(25.5 cm), 285 pp., illustrations include 28 plates, plan and elevations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - First edition of an account of architectural patronage in Augustan England, studies of five earls: Bathurst, Pembroke, Burlington, Oxford, and Leicester. “A stimulating book, which no future student of eighteenth century England can afford to ignore” (from a review by Kerry Downes, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 107, 1965, pp.583-584). ¶ Price clipped from dust jacket. Very good copy.
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