Earls of Creation Five Great Patrons of Eighteenth-Century Art
London Hamish Hamilton 1962
First edition. 285pp, b/w photographic plates. 4to. Very good dw. Jacket design by Philip Waugh. D/w slightly creased and torn on top of spine. The five Earls in the title are Burlington, Pembroke, Leicester, Oxford and Bathurst and Lees-Milne shows how they flourished at a time when the fashionable amateur exercised greater influence than ever before in British art. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.