London: Country Life, Limited, 1927. Folio. First edition. Original maroon buckram, gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous drawings and black and white photographs throughout. Spine faded. Light wear to corner tips and spine ends and two tiny tears to the cloth towards the top edge of the back board. Slight yellowing to the page edges. Near fine. Item #4391
Covering the period from Henry VIII to the outbreak of the French Revolution, this standard work includes Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren, the influence of Grinling Gibbons and the low-relief decoration introduced by the Adam brothers.
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