London: Country Life, -1925. 4to. 4 volumes, set. Original green cloth, gilt. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and drawings. All volumes are a bit bumped and worn. Volume 1 is rubbed with loss to cloth at tail of spine and with discolouration along lower and leading edges. Remains of small label removed from front paste down. Volumes 2 & 3 are slightly cocked and faded on spines. Neat ink ownership on front paste downs. Light foxing to end papers. Text clean in all volumes. Very good +. Item #2602
Originally published as one volume in 1910 and reprinted without any apparent changes in 1912. Since neither printing gives a date, it is impossible to say whether the present set starts with a first or second printing.
The 'Second Series' expands the publication into three volumes and should be considered a new work, especially since it rearranges the original material which had been in alphabetical order of architect but is now grouped 'with reference to the traditions which inspired them'.
This set includes 'Second Series' Volume 1 (Third Edition Revised, 1922), Volume 2 (Second Edition Revised, 1922) & Volume 3 (First Edition, by R. Randal Phillips, 1925).
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