Weaver, Sir Lawrence
Gas fires and their settings.
London, The Fanfare Press 1929.
4to. (2)+64pp, colour frontis, 42 text ills including 1 additional to pagination. Publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth with imitation vellum spine, in dustwrapper (the wrapper soiled and a little abraded at outer margins).
A well-produced book charting the aesthetic development of the gas fire and promoting the new “hearth-less” type, based on a speech given to the British trade association, which had appeared in the Architectural Review. Weaver’s enthusiastic text is accompanied by photographs and drawings of gas fires and their settings in identified London houses and commercial buildings, all designed by leading architects of the time (Giles Gilbert Scott, Charles Holden, Joseph Emberton, Edward Maufe, Guy Dawber and so on).