The English Abbey: Its Life and Work in the Middle Ages - Fred H. CrossleyB. T. Batsford, 1949, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing and loss at the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
3rd Edition. Plans include: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire (end paper); Durham Cathedral (end paper); Watton Priry (fold-out); Mount Grace Priory (fold-out); Illustrated with black and white photographs & fold-out plans. From the cover: “If it is true, as a critic in The Manchester Guardian once wrote, that “more than any other British publishers, the firm of Batsford may be said to have widened the appreciation of beauty in scene and architecture”, then the books in the “British Heritage” Series have certainly played a major part in the work. The books are cheap, they are all written by experts, and in the number and quality of their illustrations they have never been equalled. Included, amongst the subjects with which they deal is almost every aspect of Britain’s visual inheritance. There are volumes, for example, on Cathedrals, Parish Churches and Abbeys; on Castles, Country Houses and Cottages; on Old Towns, Villages. Inns and Gardens; on wider topographical themes such as London, Scotland and Wales; and on less easily classifiable subjects such as English Prehistory, British Hills and Mountains, an-4 Old English Household Life. Many of the authors — Ralph Button, Professor A. E. Richardson and Professor Grahame Clark among them — are the leading authorities in their fields, and all of them share a common touch which makes their writing comprehensible and attractive to the ordinary reader.
Illustrator: Brian Cook
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Series: British Heritage
Number of Pages: 114
Cover Art By: Philip Gough
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