The book of the Beresford Hopes. With a preface by Viscountess Ullswater.
London, Heath Cranton Limited 1925.
8vo. 281 + (1)pp, 8 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth, covers unevenly faded.
The main focus of this book is on Alexander Beresford Hope, the principal lay patron of the Gothic Revival in mid nineteenth century England and the last non-architect to serve as President of RIBA, but it also provides two interesting chapters on Beresford Hope’s father, Thomas Hope, the collector and patron of the Greek Revival style in architecture and decoration. Co-authored by a Hope grand-daughter and her husband, and notably difficult to find in the book trade today.