This book has been read but is in very good condition, with a few signs of shelf wear. For example, there are two dents on the spine and top back cover. Unfortunately the dust jacket is missing but the graphic on the cover is appealing. All the internal pages are clean and free from marks and comments, and the spine is intact.
Published to celebrate the completion of the Royal Albert Hall's eight-year, £70 million development programme, this book tells the story of one of Britain's most treasured buildings. It is a record of the pageant of British culture since Victorian times. Since 1871, the sound of orchestras, choirs, orators and all manner of entertainers has regularly risen to the gigantic glass dome of the Royal Albert Hall. Its floor has been flooded, frozen, raised, sunk, and Astroturfed. Its meetings have been attacked by Suffragettes and Black Shirts, and blood has been spilt in its boxing rings. For the first time in its 132 year history, the extensive archives of Britain's pre-eminent arena of entertainment and enlightenment will be revealed, in this 160 page illustrated book.