London: Country Life, 1904. Folio. First edition. Original navy birdseye cloth, gilt. All edges gilt. Black and white photographs on almost every page. Corner tips and spine ends worn. Neat ink ownership on fly. A page of the Introduction and a couple of pages of the text appear to have been loose in the past and had become edge worn before being glued back. Very good +. Item #4388
There were two subsequent volumes by 1909 but each can stand alone and serves as a record of the rich heritage of country house architecture in England and which was explored further in Tipping's post-WWI English Homes (1920-37). The contents include Audley End, Bowood, Broughton Castle, Castle Howard, Coleshill House (destroyed by fire in the 1950s), Goodwood House, Haddon Hall, Hampton Court, Hardwick Hall, Hatfield House, Kedleston Hall, Kingston Lacey, Lanhydrock, Levens Hall, Longleat, Oxburgh Hall, Parham Park, Sandringham, Speke Hall, Stourhead, Sutton Place, The Vyne, Waddesdon Manor, West Dean Park and Wilton House.
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