The Amateur’s Guide to Architecture. With Numerous Illustrations.
Edinburgh, John Grant, 1905. 12.5 cm x 18.5 cm. Frontispiece with guard, X, 180 pages. Numerous engraved illustrations throughout text. Prize-Binding in beautifully bound Hardcover (full navy morocco) with gilt lettering on red title-label on spine with raised bands and gilt-tooled decoration to compartments. Gilt amorial stamp of Wimborne Grammar School (now Queen Elizabeth’s School) embossed on front board. Ornate gillt ruling board edges. Marvelously marbled pastedowns, endpapers and edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With protecive mylar. Few very small abrasions to leather at spine only. Crack to gutter between front endapers. Binding still good and firm. Some very minor foxing to otherwise clean and bright interior. Dated (July 1909) inscription from A.D.H Allan, Headmaster, and discreet stamps on front endpapers