Compton Wynyates by [COMPTON WYNYATES ]Marquis of, Compton Wynyates

Compton Wynyates

London Arthur, L Humphreys, 187 Piccadilly 1904

28 illustrations comprising frontis illustration and a 27 further sepia and black and white photo gravure plates with tissue guards and captions that illustrate the house and gardens. Yapp edged paper Titles on upper board in gilt. 4to. Green cloth. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on front paste down along with his description of the book pasted onto the front end paper. Loosely inserted Good copy. Superb illustrations of the house and gardens. originated as a medieval moated manor dating to about 1480. By the mid-19th century the site was in ruins until restorations began in about 1835. The 'best garden', designed as a topiary garden, was laid out in 1895, and at the same time a water garden was established in the vicinity of the existing moat. These are all shown in the photographs within this book soon after they were made. Loosely inserted dedication leaf to G J Talbot 1905.

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