Waddesdon Manor

The James de Rothschild Bequest at Waddesdon Manor: Printed Books and Bookbinding

Hardback, 2 volumes, 1162 pages, 302 x 222 mm, 96 colour and 880 b/w illustrations
PRICE: £300.00
ISBN: 978 0 954731 08 3


The outstanding collection of late 17th- and 18th-century books, together with their sumptuous bindings, built up by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the last 20 years of the 19th century, match his other extraordinary collections (covered by earlier catalogues in the series), and is among the best of its kind outside Paris. This catalogue reveals for the first time the riches of his book collection. Read more

Fame and Friendship: Pope, Roubiliac and the Portrait Bust

An examination of the portraits of Alexander Pope and in particular the compelling busts, originally made for Pope’s closest friends but then multiplied and reproduced throughout the 18th century, by the groundbreaking sculptor Louis François Roubiliac. More