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The Bridge: A Chapter in the History of Building Illustrated in Colour and Black and White by Frank Brangwyn, R. A. Barman, Christian; Frank Brangwyn

$50.00

London / New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head / Dodd, Mead, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Brangwyn, Frank. 4to, original brown buckram, titles in gilt on upper board and spine; pp. xvii, [3], 249, copiously illustrated in b/w in the text, plus color frontis and 23 additional color plates. Boards rubbed, top-edge foxed, previous owner’s name and date (1928) in pencil on the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked; very good or better. Brangwyn’s intent to produce a masterwork on bridges was foiled by the advent of the first World War; the plates and drawings here and in a sister book, A BOOK OF BRIDGES, is all that remains of his “travels and many years of labour” on the subject. Scholarly, descriptive, and often romantic.

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The Bridge: A Chapter in the History of Building Illustrated in Colour and Black and White by Frank Brangwyn, R. A. . Barman, Christian; Frank Brangwyn

London / New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head / Dodd, Mead, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Brangwyn, Frank. 4to, original brown buckram, titles in gilt on upper board and spine; pp. xvii, [3], 249, copiously illustrated in b/w in the text, plus color frontis and 23 additional color plates. Boards rubbed, top-edge foxed, previous owner’s name and date (1928) in pencil on the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked; very good or better. Brangwyn’s intent to produce a masterwork on bridges was foiled by the advent of the first World War; the plates and drawings here and in a sister book, A BOOK OF BRIDGES, is all that remains of his “travels and many years of labour” on the subject. Scholarly, descriptive, and often romantic. 50.00

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Condition

Very Good

Date Published

1926

Publisher

John Lane, The Bodley Head / Dodd, Mead

Place Published

London / New York

Edition

First edition

Illustrator

Brangwyn, Frank

Keywords

architecture engineering

Binding

Hardcover