Henry AVRAY TIPPING & Charles LATHAM : IN ENGLISH HOMES Country Life Library 1909
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Henry AVRAY TIPPING & Charles LATHAM
IN ENGLISH HOMES
Country Life Library
The internal character furniture and adornments
of some of the most notable houses of England
accurately depicted from photographs specially taken by Charles LATHAM
With a fine engraved ex-libris from "Ch. Girault Architecte Membre de l'Intitut" viewing the Petit Palais at the Paris 1900 Exposition universelle
With the letterpress edited and an introduction written by H. AVRAY TIPPING (1855 1933)
who was a garden designer, read modern history at Oxford and contributed to Country Life, from whose archive he could select the fine photographic material for his publications.
Profusely illustrated throughout with B/W photographic plates and layout plans of architecture, decoration, furniture, carving, and plasterwork. Charles LATHAM, staff photographer for England's Country Life magazine, was widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's preeminent architectural and landscape photographers.
A sumptuous survey, the three volumes work presents the internal character furniture and adornments of some 160 historic English mansions, with analytical and historical descriptions, at the dawn of the 20th century, so many of them subsequently destroyed through the fiscal policies of the socialist government after the Second World War.‎
41 Mansions and Castles of the 15.-18. century in vol III include those of
Apethorpe Hall - Badminton House - Barnsley Park - Blenheim Palace - Boughton House - Broome Park - etc
( Several of the buildings may be no longer extant )
Bound in original half dark blue oasis cloth boards with gold lettering and decorative gilt stamping on fronts and spine.
The pages edges are gilt on three sides.
Elephant folio : 15 5/8 x 10 7/8 - 28 x 41 cm 4.2 kg - 443 pages, complete
Published at the offices of country life, London, 1909
George Newnes, London & Charles Scribner, New York
In the early 20th century Henry Avray Tipping was one of the most respected authorities on the history, architecture and gardens of English houses. He was the Architectural Editor of Country Life from 1907 until his death in 1933. His articles on country houses and gardens became the magazines most important feature. As well as an architectural historian and garden designer, writer on woodcarving, oak furniture, china and silver, he was also an expert on politics, social reform, a fine actor and even an accomplished cook. He worked alongside Gertrude Jekyll from whom he drew inspiration for his own gardens. His works include the walled gardens at Chequers, Mathern Palace and Wyndcliffe Court. He also advised on the gardens at Dartington Hall, Gregynog and Clytha Park.
Quite a fine copy of a very scarce book.
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