Clark, Geo. T.

Mediaeval military architecture in England.

London, Wyman & Sons 1884.

Reference: 03462
Price: £190 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 2 vols. xii + 491 + (1)pp, (15) litho plates and plans, text ills ; ix + (1) + 548pp, (48) litho plates and plans, text ills. A good copy in the publisher’s decorative cloth, gilt, binding done for Bernard Quaritch Ltd (who took over the stock of the books from the Wyman firm).

The most substantial book of the later nineteenth century on the architecture of English castles. Its author, George Thomas Clark (1809-98), had successive careers as a railway engineer and in the management of the great Dowlais ironworks in South Wales, and he brought to the study of English (and Welsh) castles a new standard of accurate description and measurement, exemplified in each of the 102 articles on different castles collected in these volumes. Clark’s volumes remain a reliable source for what was known about the subject before the era of modern archaeological excavation.

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