London: Constable, 1974. Hardcover. Tan cloth boards with gilt design and lettering on spine; tan dust jacket with color illustration, xx, 459 pp, bw illustrations, facsimile, genealogical table, plans. VG/VG (light foxing to upper block, overall dust jacket wear). Item #180711
This revised edition of a book which lists follies and grottoes in Great Britain and Ireland gives dates and a brief description of each one. The illustrations are from old prints and engravings, architectural plans and photographs. Contents include: The beginnings -- The landscaped parks -- The Gothick style: ruinous and full of owls -- The folly style: flints and irregular stones -- The exotic styles -- Follies in the classical style -- The grottoes -- The hermitages -- The moles -- Towers and giants -- Useful follies -- Cones, bones and druids -- Folly gardens -- Concrete and engineering bricks -- The twentieth century -- Follies by country : England ; Wales ; Scotland ; Ireland ; Islands.
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