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Modern Building

By H. D. Searles-Wood (ed.); Henry Adams (ed.).

1921-1923

The Gresham Publishing Company : London

11" by 8.5"

xviii, 147pp; x, 162pp; viii, 160pp; ix, 164pp; viii, 144pp; x, 181pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A scarce first edition set of 'Modern Buildings', edited by H. D. Searles-Wood and Henry Adams and complete in six volumes.

A fascinating collection of texts on contemporary architecture, engineering and building from the beginning of the twentieth century. Copiously illustrated throughout with numerous diagrams, this text was intended primarily for those 'professionally concerned with building construction and inspection', however the text will prove useful to anyone interested in building during the period. Containing contributions by a variety of noted specialists on 'every aspect of practical building', covering a variety of subjects, such as 'Town Planning', 'Construction', 'Heating and Ventilation' to name a few. With volumes I to IV dated 1921, volume V undated, and volume VI dated 1923. Collated, complete, copiously illustrated throughout with numerous monochromatic in-text illustrations, and: Ten plates to volume I, five of which are coloured and six of which are folding. Six plates to volume II, one of which is coloured and one of which is folding. Seven plates to volume III, two of which are coloured, one of which is folding. Five plates to volume IV, two of which are folding. Eighteen plates to volume V, four of which are folding. Five plates to volume VI, one of which is folding.

CONDITION

In a uniform publisher's original cloth binding. Externally generally smart. Slight bumping and rubbing to extremities and head and tail of spine. Slight splitting to cloth at head of spine, volumes I and II. Fading to spines. Faint ink marking to front board, upper gutter and upper fore edge, volume I. Very slight handling marks to boards, volume III and IV. Very slight bumping and splitting of cloth to centre of rear board, volume VI. Very head of rear joint split, volume I. Very head and tail of front joint split, volume II. Very faint offsetting to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean, age toned to edges. Pages very bright and clean throughout to volume II. The odd spot to fore edge of the occasional page, and light scattered spotting to first and last few pages, volumes I, III, IV, and V. Scattered spotting to the odd page, volume VI, heavier to verso of plate XLVIII offset to facing page. Very faint mark to page 47 volume I, offset to facing page, not affecting text. Faint handling mark to for edge, page 62 volume II, not affecting text. Small ink mark to gutter, page 106 volume I, not affecting text. The odd handling mark to volume III, IV and V. Marking to page 40 and 64, volume III, offset to facing page, not affecting text. Marking to gutter, page 4 offset to facing page, volume IV, not affecting text. Marking to fore edge and lower extremity of page 146 offset to facing page, volume IV. Marking to gutter, page 96 offset to facing page, volume V. Pencil inscriptions by prior owner, volume VI. Ink mark to lower extremity page 8 volume VI, offset to facing plate, not affecting text or image. Ink marking to length of gutter, page 148 and 149, volume VI, not affecting text. Small ink stamp to lower extremity of rear pastedown, dated '1986', volume VI.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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