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Condition: Very Good+
13 pp (text section), followed by unpaginated photograph section, 11 1/4" H x 12" D. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "A perfect early-eighteenth-century Georgian limestone manor house situated in the wild, overgrown patchwork countryside near Kilkenny, Ireland, is a subject that captivated photographer Andrew Bush and inspired him to create this book. Many times over a three-year period, from 1979 to 1982, Bush visited the 1737 Anglo-Irish manor Bonnettstown Hall and the four elderly aristocrats who inhabited it. This stunning volume displays forty-five color photographs that are part of the intimate visual record he made while there: the interior and exterior of the estate whose inhabitants were members of a family that had lived there for over two centuries. In his preface (Bush) gives us some of the history of the house and its family. He reveals what inspired him to become a boarder there, to visit again and again, to photograph every aspect of the house in such vivid detail. This volume will be treasured both for its fine photography and for its sensitive portrayal of a historic house, and will appeal to all those intrigued by things Irish." Some light waviness on the free endpapers, one very small and one small slight corner bump on the boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at the top/bottom of the flap-folds.
Title: BONNETTSTOWN: A HOUSE IN IRELAND.
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 0810907488
Illustrator: Andrew Bush, photographs.
Location Published: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1989
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Inscription: Not Signed
Categories: History and Travel, Photography, Architecture/Interior Design
Seller ID: 31071
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