Hardcover. London, Country Life, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete, large folio (15" X 12"). 344 and 361 pages plus 100 appendix and index pages. pale green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece in Volume II, profusely illustrated with about 700 b&w illustrations, plans and drawings. Clean, bright set. First edition of Arthur T. Bolton's monumental monograph on the architecture of Robert (1728-1792) and James Adam (1732-1794), two Scottish brothers who were renowned neoclassical architects, interior and furniture designers.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1923, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 198 pages. Hardcover. Detailed b/w illustrations throughout. Covers bound in green fabric with gilt title and design on spine (faded) and front cover. Former owner's signature on front endpaper. Covers show some agewear with fading, a bit of soil from handling and shelf wear, and a touch of fraying to edges of spine and corners of covers. Pages and edges are age-yellowed, but binding still quite tight and all in good condition considering age.
Hardcover. NY, Harmony Books, 1wt, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 152 pages. full blue cloth, silver lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W and color photographs and reproductions. A visual tour of the great country English houses through the ages. Clean copy.
Softcover. Leopard Publishing Ventures, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 60 pages, illustrated. Built in the cottage orne style from a plan by the Regency architect John Nash (1752-1835), Old Came Rectory is the historic home of the poet philologist, William Barnes (1801-1886), Thomas Hardy's mentor. Amid gatherings of poets, writers and historical figures, how many discussions around the fire of this homely home have gone on to shape the world we know today? INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on Dedication page.
Hardcover. New York , F.A. Stokes , 1st US, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, boards with cloth spine. Color frontispiece, b&w Illustrations. Spine darkened, light foxing to a few pages otherwise clean. Hinge weak at title page. A descriptive and historical account of the more important old English towns.
hardcover. London, Turnberry Consulting , reprint, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 271 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color and b&w photographs throughout. Silver gilt titles on spine. Includes extensive glossary. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, Revised, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 498 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 328 pages with bibliography and index. A revised and abridged version of Watkins earlier work on Soane (1753-1837), concentrating on the twelve lectures the eminent architect gave to the Royal Academy between 1810 and 1820, dealing with the huge scope of the lessons to be gained from world architecture.
Hardcover. NY/London, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, Revised Ed., 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 376 pages. 26 illustrations in color, and 420 in black and white. Originally published in 1979. John Harris was one of England's leading Architectural Historians at the time this book was written. He was curator of the Drawing Collection for RIBA. (Royal Institute of British Architects). Each section introduces a period such as: the Age of Estate Cartographers and the Garden Converstations, The Country House and Sporting Art: John Wootton, Peter Tillemans and Others, Caneletto and the Architectural Topographers, Gainsborough and the Picturesque, The Art of Turner and Constable. Harris comments on the artists , their style and pictures.