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MYTTON HALL, LANCASHIRE.. Catalogue of the Principal Paintings, Drawings, Books, Bronzes, &c., at Mytton Hall, The Residence of John Hick, Esq. Illustrations reproduced from Negatives made by Thos. Parkinson, of Bolton.1893

Printed for Private Circulation only by Ede, Dearberg & Co. Folio, 88pp., illustrated throughout with photogravures, gutta-percha of the 'perfect' binding is perishing resulting in several pages becoming loose, orig. brick-red grained cloth with bevelled boards, titled in gilt with gilt border rules, head and foot of spine lightly frayed, a.e.g. Commences with two black and white photographic views of Mytton Hall itself and two further views from the terrace looking north-west and south-west. The house was built circa 1485 - 1509, and is probably the work of Ralph Catterall. The rooms in the house have been evocatively photographed so the artefacts can be seen in the settings in which they were displayed. The artefacts are listed room by room with photographs and the books are catalogued according to where they were kept. Provides a fascinating glimpse of life in an English country house towards the end of the Victorian era. In recent years, Mytton Hall has become a country house hotel. A scarce privately printed work, not in the British Library.

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