Dumfries House is the definitive history of one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes, known for both its significant architecture and spectacular eighteenth century furniture. This landmark book draws on previously unpublished documents, photographs, plans and drawings to trace the development of the house from 1745 to the death of Lady Bute in 1993 – the last family member to live in the house.
Exploring the people and the ideas behind a unique building, Dumfries House is the story of the survival of a treasured eighteenth century family residence – at once the 'homliest' of homes and 'a great undertaking, more bold than wise'.
280 pages, paperback.
‘This handsomely produced history of a national treasure is a fitting tribute to a fascinating house’ Country Life