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Sir Christopher Wren : Scientist, Scholar and Architect [1923, Signed by the Author]

£39.99

Product description

First edition published in 1923 by Country Life.

Green two-tone boards with black lettering. Marbled decorative end papers, illustrated with black & white sketches in the text together with 16 black & white full page plates. Appendices, including a chronology of Wren's life, together with an index

A useful & fascinating biography of the renowned architect Christopher Wren focusing on his many achievements written by Lawrence Weaver.

Sir Lawrence Weaver (1876–1930) was a British architectural writer and civil servant. Weaver was Architectural Editor of Country Life, writing on contemporary architecture as an 'advocate of the new' and the Arts and Crafts Movement, and subsequently becoming a director. He wrote a large number of articles on country houses and gardens, especially those by Edwin Lutyens.

This is very special copy, with a signed inscription on the half-title page from Lawrence Weaver to Sir Robert Hadfield (1858-1940) an English metallurgist, noted for his 1882 discovery of manganese steel, one of the first steel alloys.

In good sound condition throughout, some marks on the boards which has rubbing wear to the edges. Pages are lightly yellowed, with one or two finger marks and a few light pencil annotations. Binding sound.

Item details

Added value:
Signed Inscription, Association Copy
Author(s):
Lawrence Weaver
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19cm x 125cm
Edition:
First, 1923
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
173
Publisher:
Country Life
Title:
Sir Christopher Wren : Scientist, Scholar and Architect

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First edition published in 1923 by Country Life.

Green two-tone boards with black lettering. Marbled decorative end papers, illustrated with black & white sketches in the text together with 16 black & white full page plates. Appendices, including a chronology of Wren's life, together with an index

A useful & fascinating biography of the renowned architect Christopher Wren focusing on his many achievements written by Lawrence Weaver.

Sir Lawrence Weaver (1876–1930) was a British architectural writer and civil servant. Weaver was Architectural Editor of Country Life, writing on contemporary architecture as an 'advocate of the new' and the Arts and Crafts Movement, and subsequently becoming a director. He wrote a large number of articles on country houses and gardens, especially those by Edwin Lutyens.

This is very special copy, with a signed inscription on the half-title page from Lawrence Weaver to Sir Robert Hadfield (1858-1940) an English metallurgist, noted for his 1882 discovery of manganese steel, one of the first steel alloys.

In good sound condition throughout, some marks on the boards which has rubbing wear to the edges. Pages are lightly yellowed, with one or two finger marks and a few light pencil annotations. Binding sound.

Added value:
Signed Inscription, Association Copy
Author(s):
Lawrence Weaver
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19cm x 125cm
Edition:
First, 1923
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
173
Publisher:
Country Life
Title:
Sir Christopher Wren : Scientist, Scholar and Architect

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