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Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in London Volume II. West London. Excluding Westminster Abbey

By Anonymous

1925

His Majesty's Stationery Office : London

11" by 9"

xxiv, 194pp [plus plates]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A first edition copy of this fascinating exploration of the rich and diverse architecture found in the west of London; volume II of a set of five works surveying the art, buildings and monuments throughout all of England's capital city.

This work is volume II only of the original five volume 'Inventory of the Historical Monuments in London' published from 1924 to 1930: Vol. I - Westminster Abbey Vol. II - West London, excluding Westminster Vol. III - Roman London Vol. IV- The City Vol. V - East London. This work was commissioned as part of an extensive survey of monuments throughout England by the government advisory body, 'The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England'. First established in 1908, the commission created inventories on a county-by-county basis, publishing around forty volumes over the next seventy years on notable buildings and monuments of archaeological, architectural and historical importance. Profusely illustrated throughout with a beautiful coloured frontispiece plate, a large coloured folding map to the pocket to the rear of the text, and copious black and white photographs, sketches, and plans. This copy is lacking the original dustwrapper, as expected.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding, with black stamped title to front board and spine. Externally excellent, with slight bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine. Small split to head of spine. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities, but very bright and clean with the odd light spot to the occasional page.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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