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Treasures from Lord Fairhaven’s Library at Anglesey Abbey

Treasures from Lord Fairhaven’s Library at Anglesey Abbey

 Treasures from Lord Fairhaven’s Library at Anglesey Abbey
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Treasures from Lord Fairhaven’s Library at Anglesey Abbey, tells the story of a magnificent library, and of how a fortune made in America was spent on a collection of books, pictures and objets d’art in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

Huttleston Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven, used the vast wealth he inherited from his father and grandfather to transform a run-down former priory into the elegant and comfortable Jacobean-style home that is Anglesey Abbey today and filled its library shelves with the impressive and idiosyncratic collection of books that is showcased here.

This book includes details of superb botanical, topographical,
architectural and costume books, atlases, as well as a selection of some of the finest bookbindings made in England between the  eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

It includes within it an astounding cabinet des livres, consisting of approximately 200 fine colour plate books, fine bindings, extra-illustrated books and private press books.

Treasures from Lord Fairhaven's Library at Anglesey Abbey is written by National Trust Libraries Curator Mark Purcell Director of the Guildhall Library David Pearson and Cambridge University Library's William Hale.

Pages: 160 fully illustrated in colour

Format: 270 x 230 mm

Binding: paperback

ISBN: 9781857598261

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5 Average Rating 5/5 (1 review)
5 stars Beautiful Book Written by

This is a real treat to have at your fingertips the beautiful bound books and items in this library. The books gives an excellent background regarding the family who owns the property, how it came about and the Abbey's restoration. Highly recommend it.

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