A Handbook of Greek & Roman Architecture Second Edition - D. S. RobertsonCambridge at The University Press, 1945, Hardback.
Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Prize plate to the front pastedown.
2nd edition, reprinted with amendments. [First Edition: 1929] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “The aim of this book is to state briefly but clearly the main facts in the history of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman architecture, from the earliest times to the foundation of Constantinople, so far as they are at present known. In dealing with this vast theme my endeavour has been to keep my main narrative free from confusing detail and to direct attention to essential matters. In this part of the book I have tried to give an intelligible account of a limited number of important buildings, while in Appendix I I have tabulated chronologically, with comments, about three hundred and seventy distinct monuments. I have further relieved the text by concentrating in Appendix II almost all bibliographical information, and by compiling a Glossary of ancient and modern technical terms, which forms Appendix III. All these Appendices contain full cross-references to the text and illustrations, and the General Index takes account of the whole book, including the Appendices. In the Appendices and in most of the illustrations dimensions are given in metres, according to the general practice of scientific publications, but for the reader’s convenience those mentioned in the text of the book have been converted1 approximately into English feet. In this matter I have been at pains to ascertain the truth, but the discrepancies between good authorities and even between the text and plates of a single publication are sometimes baffling, and some dimensions could only be calculated from the scales attached to illustrations.”