Brandon - The Open Timber Roofs of the Middle Ages
Brandon, J. Arthur and Raphael. THE OPEN TIMBER ROOFS OF THE MIDDLE AGES. ILLUSTRATED BY PERSPECTIVE AND WORKING DRAWINGS OF SOME OF THE BEST VARIETIES OF CHURCH ROOFS; WITH DESCRIPTIVE LETTER-PRESS. Stevens and Co. Printers. 1870 (?). Cloth bound, 87 numbered pages. Frontis, list of illustrations, contents include chapters on description of terms, first division or tie-beam roofs; second division ro trussed-rafter roofs; third division or hammer-beam roofs; fourth division or collar braced roofs, aisle roofs, description of plates, etc. The book has the book plate of Anthony Salvin (1799 - 1881) who was an English architect that gained a reputation as an expert on medieval buildings and applied this expertise to his new buildings and his restorations. He was a restorer of castles and country houses and built a number of new homes and churches. Hinges starting, usual wear, 1/4 leather and leather tips, overall in vg cond.