Watson, Walter Crum
London, Archibald Constable and Company Limited 1908.
Large 8vo. xvii + (1) + 280pp, 101 photo ills on plates, also ground plans in text. Publisher’s cloth, a little rubbed at spine. John Bury’s copy, with his booklabel.
A substantial general account of Portuguese architecture up to the beginning of the seventeenth century, with a few pages only on later buildings. It was the only early twentieth-century English-language book on the subject published anywhere, and reflects credit on its author, the Edinburgh-based architect Walter Crum Watson LRIBA (1870-1934). Watson had been a pupil in the architectural offices of Alfred Waterhouse and Aston Webb, before setting up his own architectural practice.