FELLING THE ANCIENT OAKS. John Martin Robinson.

FELLING THE ANCIENT OAKS.

How England Lost its Great Country Estates. Pp. 208, profusely illustrated (many full or double page), index; demy 4to; upper board a trifle marked; Aurum History, London, 2011. First edition. *'Chronicles twenty of England's most sadly lost estates, telling the history of the aristocratic dynasty that founded them, explaining the nexus of mercantile and economic circumstances that led to their often fabulously prosperous peak, and then tracing the various and occasionally outlandish reasons for their decline and eventual dissolution' [wrapper blurb]. Item #154500

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