English Church Craftsmanship - F. H. Crossley (Batsford "British Heritage Series", 1941)
An early 1940s vintage hardback book on the subject of British ecclesiastical art and architecture, with its original pictorial dustwrapper designed by Brian Cook. "The wanton destruction lately [through Second World War enemy action] of some of the heritage of English Church Craftsmanship at London, Bristol, Coventry and elsewhere will perhaps direct attention to the riches which still remain to us in our churches, often unregarded, misunderstood and neglected. There is no man living who could make an abler or more understanding guide than Mr. Crossley to this manifold wealth of design, feature, carving and detail in stone, wood, metal, glass or paint, ranging from 1100 to 1800 A.D. With its 200 or so illustrations from photographs and splendid colour plates, this book will form a welcome and valuable addition to its ever-growing series."
Whilst the book shows various signs of age (see condition description below), it remains complete and fully legible, and would make a lovely addition to a collection of books on architectural or church history.
Author: Fred H. Crossley, F.S.A.
Illustrator: F. H. Crossley and others
Title: English Church Craftsmanship: An introduction to the work of the mediaeval period and some account of later developments. Illustrated by Photographs by the Author & others
Series: The British Heritage Series
Classification / subject: Arts and crafts; architecture; church / ecclesiastical history; British history; World War 2
Date / era: Spring 1941
Edition: Presumed first edition
Imprint / publisher / brand: B. T. Batsford Ltd., London etc.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Binding: Hardcover (blue-grey cloth boards)
Number of pages: 120 (plus title, introductory and contents pages and illustrations)
Dimensions (approx.): 14.5 x 21.9 x 3.1cm (5.7 x 8.6 x 1.2in)
Condition: Dustjacket price-clipped to front flap, discoloured and slightly marked with fading to spine together with age wear including scratches and indentations to surface and bumping, creasing and slight loss to edges (including slight loss corresponding with insect attack to top of spine); cover discoloured and slightly marked with some insect nibbling to top of spine together with slight edge, corner and surface wear; inside covers and endpapers discoloured and marked with some surface creasing (the top corner of the front endpaper being slightly marked where an old price has been erased); pages slightly discoloured and marked with tanning to some edges and slight to moderate edge and corner wear, but otherwise in good clean condition (please see photos)
Unit quantity: 1
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 565g
No. of units available (at last update): 1
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