The Compleat Gentleman: Five Centuries of Aristocratic Life.
Applying wit and an eye for detail, Beard develops a thoroughly entertaining history of the iconic English gentleman and his American and Colonial counterparts. From the Renaissance Tudor period to the Edwardian era, several topics are covered, including noble birth and ancestry, education, the Grand Tour, marriage, landed estates, town and country life, architecture, and more. The book is oversized, printed on high quality paper, and full of gorgeous color art. VG condition with mylar cover. Rizzoli. 1993. Hb, Dj. $15.00