PENOYRE, John; Michael RYAN. The Observer's Book of Architecture . London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1952.
12mo., grey-brown cloth lettered in burgundy to backstrip and upper board; original unclipped jacket (5/- net); pp. 218, [vi]; ever-so-slightly splayed and toned to edges, faint creasing along spine; jacket slightly shelf worn with some minor nicks and one or two chips to head of spine; internally exceptionally clean and bright.
First Edition, with over 250 illustrations, many full page and in vibrant colour. Describes the development in buildings from Saxon times until present day.