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Mediaeval Military Architecture in England
London: Wyman & Sons, 1884 Two Volumes, in original red cloth with lettering in gilt and a gilt design Castle Keep on front boards. Volume 1 has been re-cased with new cloth hinges, hinges professionally strengthened, black endpapers, bookplate of Pt Murray to fpds. Volume 2 has been expertly re-backed with original spine laid down. Vol 1 - xiii and 491 pp, 58 illustrations; Vol 2 - ix and 548 pp, 83 illustrations respectively. Elaborate full page and in text engraved illustrations and diagrams. His work divides itself into 2 distinctive parts of unequal length. Intro & 172 pages is a concentrated and a masterly history of Medieval Military architecture in England; and then the remainder of the first and all of the second volume are occupied by descriptions, arranged alphabetically, of the castles existing, in various degrees of perfection, throughout England and Wales. A highly acclaimed set of architectural history, providing geographic advantage, design and specific histories. The volumes, now that they have been restored are a very pleasing and accessible set.Clark, engineer and antiquary. See ODNB.
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