Brandon, Raphael & J.Arthur
The open timber roofs of the middle ages. Illustrated by perspective and working drawings of some of the best varieties of church roofs ; with descriptive letter-press.
London, W.Kent & Co (late D.Bogue) 1860.
4to. viii + 87 + (1)pp, 43 litho plates (5 colour), text ills. Twentieth century cloth (library binding). Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplate. Previously the Hove Reference Library copy, with their bookplate and discard stamp, neat oval stamp and shelf marks on verso of title leaf, and further neat oval stamps on verso of plates (but, that apart, a respectable copy).
The first serious book on the timber roofing of English mediaeval churches. The Brandon brothers’ careful measured drawings of such roofs also made this a necessary part of the architectural library of any architect in Victorian Britain with a church building or church restoration practice. First published in 1849 by the David Bogue firm.