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Dumfries House: A Chippendale Commission, Volume I and Volume II, July 2007

By: Christie's

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London, Christie's: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16644

Condition: Near Fine


This two-volume set is in very close to fine condition; both volumes have very minor wear at the corners with Volume I having a small indention crease on the lower right corner. Volume I also has a very light, vertical, reading crease on the spine. Volume II probably deserves to be graded Fine with Volume I being Near Fine. This is a beautiful set. These two lavish and imposing volumes constitute the Christie's Catalogue for an auction that never was. The Scottish Dumfries House in Ayrshire was set to be auctioned in July of 2007. It was one of the grand houses of Scotland and was filled with ... View more info

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Dumfries House: An Architectural Story

By: Green, Simon (edited by Jane Thomas)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: 2014

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16643

ISBN: 1902419855

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is as new and unread. Dust wrapper is similar but has two very small closed tears: one near top of spine and one on bottom edge. The jacket is about near fine. This quite interesting and entertaining book was written as both a history of and an architectural study of Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, southwest Scotland. The building of the House was conceived by William Crichton-Dalrymple after retiring to the estate. Brothers John, Robert and James Adams submitted plans for the home in 1754. After the house was built and furnished, it rather quickly became known as one of the grand estate... View more info