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12 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Illustrations (b&w) throughout. OLC: 66528533 Date is approximate, not printed in book. The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England, in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville and built in the 1820s on the site of a manor bought by Ralph Allen in 1758, replacing the manor house built by Ralph of Shrewsbury around 1340. The museum was founded by two antique collectors, an American, Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 – May 20, 1994) and a Briton, John Judkyn (1913 – July 27, 1963) and opened to the public for the first time on July 1, 1961. The exhibits cover American history in form of period rooms from circa 1690 to 1860 with space for exhibitions on more recent events and topics.