By Clive Ashlet
Many British classic country houses survive primarily from American money and taste. Marriages between aristocrats and heiresses helped pay for new roofs to keep the rain out and electric lighting and central heating to moderize these grand homes. Covering eighteen Americans and their British homes, Clive Ashlet illustrates the varied destinies by which stupendously wealthy Americans ended up owning great stately piles, and the variety of transformation s they wrought upon them..
Originally published in 1980, long out of print and now thoroughly revised and reillustrated.
Hardcloth, 208 pages, 200 color illustrations.
11 1/32" height x 9" width