British architects and craftsmen. A survey of taste, design, and style during three centuries 1600 to 1830.
London, Batsford 1945-6.
8vo. viii+196pp, 195 photo ills on plates incl. frontis, 3 of which colour, text ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper frayed and torn at one outer corner). Page edges a little cockled. Jill Allibone’s copy, with acquisition date 8 March 1978.
Second edition, revised, of this rather over-blown but elegantly written account of some of the biggest names in British architecture and related crafts, and of their impact on the evolution of British taste and style.