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(The Vyne) Chute, Chaloner W.

The history of the Vyne in Hampshire being a short account of the building & antiquities situate in the parish of Sherborne St John Co Hants and of persons who have at some time lived there.

Winchester, Jacob & Johnson 1888.

Reference: 14158
Price: £130 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. x + 173 + (1)pp, (16) litho plates incl frontispiece (plates other than frontispiece numbered I-XIII, VIIa, XIa). Original quarter vellum, cloth sides. Engraved armorial bookplate of Wyndham Slade. An ALS, signed, to Slade and his wife from the author, dated 26 June 1888, pasted to front free endpaper.

An account by its then owner of the history and contents of The Vyne, the splendid 16th -17th century Hampshire country house now in the possession of the National Trust. In 1653 the house was acquired by Chaloner Chute, Speaker of the House of Commons in the Commonwealth period, and an 18th century Chute descendant was both a talented amateur architect and a close friend of Horace Walpole, as described here.