American country houses of the Gilded Age (Sheldon's "Artistic country-seats")
Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Adds a new, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis. Approximately 200 illustrations.
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