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Lethaby, W.R.

Greek buildings represented by fragments in the British Museum.

London, B.T.Batsford 1908.

Reference: 15130
Price: £28 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 8vo. 8 + 218pp, 217 text ills. Publisher’s printed boards, cloth spine. Binding rather marked and soiled, but book is clean internally. Armorial bookplate of Francis Fox Tuckett (Bristol businessman, mountaineer, and antiquary). Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his bookplate.

Discussions by Lethaby of the evidence provided by surviving fragments of carved building stone and of sculptured friezes in the British Museum for the original architectural character and sculptural decoration of the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus , the Parthenon, and so on. What Lethaby has to say is intelligent throughout, although it is to be regretted that his publishers, in an uncharacteristic fit of parsimony, failed to provide any accompanying photographic illustrations.