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; pp. 218, [vi]; even toning to edges, spine a tad sunned, else very good; jacket with splits to spine and inside front flap, small hole to lower panel, internal tape repairs and a large portion of loss to the spine.
Early reprint of the First Edition, with over 250 illustrations, many full page and in vibrant colour. Describes the development in buildings from Saxon times until present day.