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The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through its scholarly and conservation education programmes, through its support of conservation projects and planning issues, and vitally, through its members and their activities.

Book of the Month: ​The Country House Library


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Book of the Month: October 2017

The Country House Library
by Mark Purcell

Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries.

Published by Yale University Press (2017)

William Laffan reviews our Book of the Month 'The Country House Library' in the November issue of World of Interiors, read that review here.