1988. Item #A6332
Bence-Jones, Mark. A Guide to Irish Country Houses. London: Constable 1988. 320p, over 1300 black-and-white photos. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. ** Updated and revised edition of Burke's Guide to Country Houses: Ireland (1978). The author "sets out to describe every Irish country house of which he knows, whether still standing or ruined or long demolished....[He] includes houses large and small and of every period and style from medieval castles to houses built in the 1970s. He includes famous houses and houses that are unknown..." Covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Entries on almost 2000 houses, with details of architecture and decoration, ownership, surroundings, etc. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.