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Summerson, John

Heavenly mansions and other essays on architecture.

London, The Cresset Press 1949.

Reference: 8956
Price: £30 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 153+(1)pp, photo frontis, 49 photo plates, 16 text ills. Publisher’s pictorial printed paper-covered boards. Publisher’s note affixed to front free endpaper as usual.

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.