Sir John Soane. With 35 illustrations from photographs by F.R.Yerbury.
London, Ernest Benn Ltd 1925.
4to. 29 + (3)pp, photo frontispiece, 34 photo plates. Publisher’s boards, cloth spine. Pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper.
The volume on Soane from this publisher’s Masters of Architecture series. Its plates, from photographs taken by F.R.Yerbury, are its best feature, particularly as a record of Soane’s Bank of England building, then about to be destroyed, but it may be useful to record that the volume’s author, Harold Joseph Birnstingl (1890-1927), was an architect (ARIBA 1914) and a contributor to architectural periodicals.