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A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 4; With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
Discovery Miles 2 800
A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 4; With Descriptive...
A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 4; With Descriptive...

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A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 4; With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress (Paperback)

Francis Orpen Morris

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Loot Price R280 Discovery Miles 2 800

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 188? Excerpt: ...and elegance. At the head of the principal staircase, on the second floor, is a wide corridor, occupied as a museum, and containing a collection of objects of interest, comprising antiquities, geological specimens, and miscellaneous curiosities of various kinds. In the centre is placed a magnificent and perfect skeleton of the great extinct Irish deer, recently dug up in the vicinity of Limerick. On the south side of the house is a large geometrical garden, enclosing a bowling green and croquet ground, bounded on the east by handsome stone terrace walls, surmounted with vases, and with a broad flight of steps leading down to the river, from whence a gravel walk, under a row of majestic elms, extends along the banks of the stream to a picturesque bridge in the vicinity of the Abbey. This is one of the few families of Celtic origin in the Peerage of Ireland. Its immediate ancestor was James Quin, of Kilmallock, brother of the Right Rev. John Coyn, or Quin, D.D., Bishop of Limerick in the reign of Henry the Eighth, but who resigned the see on account of his blindness and infirmity. APPLEBY CASTLE, NEAR APPLEBY, WESTMORELAND. TUFTON, BARONET. This edifice is generally believed to have been founded previous to the Norman Conquest, but was in all probability rebuilt shortly subsequent to that period, and again progressively re-edified by successive noble proprietors. Of the buildings now in existence the most ancient is a structure of extensive proportions that appears to be of Norman origin, although, like many similar erections, it is called Caesar's Tower. At one time there was a brass plate upon a wall in the vault, bearing the following inscription: --"This Caesar's Tower began to bee repaired and this middle wall to bee built from the foundation in 1651...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Francis Orpen Morris
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-14289-9
Barcode: 9781231142899
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-231-14289-8

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