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Batsford

A catalogue of old, rare and modern books for sale by Batsford, 4 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1. No.117 (title taken from front cover).

London, B.T.Batsford Ltd 1959.

Reference: 14472
Price: £12 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 32pp (the pagination includes the wrappers). Original decorative printed wrappers.

Catalogue 117 from the Batsford firm, long-term specialist in books on architecture and the allied arts, listing a selection from their antiquarian and second-hand stock. By 1959 the antiquarian book department was entering a downward spiral, and although the architecture books offered here (items 1-58 out of 432 items in all) include a copy of a German edition of Pozzo’s Perspective and a presentation copy from Sir John Soane of the 1835 edition of his Description of his house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, it has to be said that they are chiefly rather ordinary.