Treasures from Lord Fairhaven’s Library at Anglesey Abbey
Mark Purcell, David Pearson, William Hale
- Provides an overview of one of the National Trust’s most splendid and inaccessible collections
cabinet des livres consisting of approximately 200 colour plate books, fine bindings, extra illustrated volumes and private press books. The majority of these publications have never been seen in public. They have been described as among the finest copies in existence of some of the grandest books ever produced.
Blessed with this World’s Goods introduces one of the most remarkable book collections of the 20th century, including details of superb botanical, topographical, architectural and costume books, and atlases, as well as a selection of some of the finest book bindings made in England between the 18th and 20th centuries.
Mark Purcell is the National Trust Libraries Curator; David Pearson is Director of the Guildhall Library; William Hale works in the rare books department at Cambridge University Library.