- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams / Waddesdon Manor
- Date published: 2002
- ISBN: 9780810932395
New York: Harry N. Abrams / Waddesdon Manor, 2002. Hardcover. VG (Small tear at head of dj; otherwise clean and bright.). Forest green stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, green & color illus. dust jacket, 320 pp., 168 color illus., 132 BW illus.; weighs 6 lbs. "Waddesdon Manor is one of the most extraordinary houses in England. More than 125 years ago, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild transformed a barren hill in the countryside outside London into the setting for this breathtaking estate, where he entertained family and friends, politicians and artists, royalty and writers. Over the years, he assembled an outstanding collection of French decorative art, to which his heir (his younger sister Alice) and in turn her heirs (their French cousin James and his English wife Dorothy) added many complementary furnishings, paintings and drawings. Today, Waddesdon Manor -- which is open to the public -- is admired not only for its architecture and luxurious and colourful French interior decor but also for its collections of superb English portraits and Dutch Old Masters, as well as its books, manuscripts and exquisite textiles." (dj).