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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Lidz, Maggie [Signed]
THE DU PONTS: Houses and Gardens in the Brandywine, 1900-1951
NY: Acanthus Press, 2009

Quarto. 228 pp; nearly 300 color & duotone illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, signed by author on title page. This book features 25 du Pont family houses and farms, including the celebrated Winterthur, Longwood, and Nemours estates. There are unexpected surprises: Bellevue, a replica of James Madison’s Montpelier; Eleutherian Mills, the 19th-century "partnership" house overlooking the Brandywine Creek, resurrected in the 1920s as a colonial mansion with a garden that was considered one of most successful romantic conceits of the 20th century; and Hod House, the "Hodgson" system prefabricated residence built as a summer retreat on 550 acres. Hundreds of rare period photographs from private archives and family albums and never before published color images. Maggie Lidz is estate historian for Winterthur Museum
Inventory number #010013