56 pp. Small 4to, orig. red cloth, upper cover & spine gilt. [Evesham: Sharp Bros., 1961]. The uncommon account by Spencer-Churchill (1876-1964), who inherited Northwick Park and its once glorious collections from his grandmother, the widow of the third and final Lord Northwick. From the preface: "This is a catalogue of pictures, 'rescued' by me from dirt, overpainting and oblivion…They are now much nearer to the state in which their creators left them, and wished them to be seen. I am glad to know that the number of their legacies has been increased, and that their fine works now give pleasure to many…" The present catalogue concludes with the text of a speech about collecting given to the "Rotary Club, Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1954." Lists 196 "rescued" paintings with details on the artist, dimensions of the work, and frequent notes on provenance. Fine copy. (Inventory #: 6073)
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