Tollymore: The Story of an Irish Demesne
Jocelyn, Robert (The Earl of Roden)
Price: 31.50 USD
Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2005. Forest green cloth, gilt letters on spine & front cover, blue & color illus. dust jacket. xii, 195 pp., BW and color illus. Chronicles the history of this property that is now a Forest Park. "Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished material in the form of letters, diaries, memoirs, estate documents and family reminiscences, combined with a field analysis of its physical features, the author traces the story of this unique demesne in a pioneering and lucidly written study. He shows how Tollymore evolved, from an early 18th century deer park providing sport and much sought-after venison, to a flourishing country estate and family home. As often in Ireland, political strife, famine and a near-disastrous fire form part of the narrative. The book particularly highlights the architecture and landscaping." (dj) Highly illustrated, with archival, artistic, and contemporary views. VG/VG.