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A Lord Northwick Alphabet: B for bookplate

I’ve always had a light, airy sort of desire for a bookplate but before ever thought became action, desire seemed to have dissolved away. A bookplate in today’s world seems a bit vain and self important and after all if you lend anybody a book the best thing you can do is just write your […]

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A Lord Northwick Alphabet: A for Acanthus

John Rushout spent nearly 10 years on a  protracted Grand Tour, returning home for his father’s death in 1800 when he succeeded to the titles of 6th Baronet Rushout of Milnst and 2nd Baron Northwick (1770-18590.  He then spent the rest of his life building up one of the most important art collections in England-  Europe even […]

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