Heavenly mansions and other essays on architecture.
London, The Cresset Press 1949.
8vo. 153+(1)pp, photo frontis, 49 photo plates, 16 text ills. Publisher’s pictorial printed paper-covered boards, a little worn. Publisher’s note affixed to front free endpaper as usual. Brian Housden’s copy, with ink inscription from his father, Christmas 1949.
First edition of this volume of essays by Summerson on subjects ranging from the mind of Wren to architecture, painting and Le Corbusier. The volume is well-produced, featuring a new type of binding developed by the Cresset Press and tried here for the first time – a kind of see-through plastic over boards.