Paris: Flammarion-pere Castor, 2017. 12.5 x 9.75 inches. 280 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy. Item #406465
First edition, with an introduction by the Right Honourable the Lord Astor of Hever. "This volume showcases the legendary Italian villa that William Waldorf Astor exquisitely curated as a masterpiece of art, architecture, and design. After Astor's death in 1919, the villa changed hands. It was recently acquired by new owners, who have restored the villa and gardens to their former splendor with the talented French decorator Jacques Garcia. This volume traces the splendid history of a legendary house, garden, and art collection and the extraordinary life of one of the world's most enigmatic tycoons" (the publisher).