The Sixth Duke of Devonshire’s Handbook of Chatsworth signed by The Duke of Devonshire.
“the most delightful and informative historic description of an English country house”.
Full grey leather based on a binding design on a copy at Chatsworth known as the Duchess’s Copy. Signed by The Duke of Devonshire.
William Cavendish, the charming and extravagant 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858), was greatly interested in the history of his family and of Chatsworth, and in 1844 he privately printed a delightful Handbook of his home intended primarily for family and friends.
This finely produced facsimile has been taken from the copy formerly at Castle Howard and now at Chatsworth. The 6th Duke’s additions and changes recorded in manuscript in his personal working copy have been included in the wide margins of this edition together with notes explaining the well-known people and places mentioned.
Kindly donated by The Duke of Devonshire
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