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Harvey, William.
The Preservation of St. Paul's Cathedral & other Famous Buildings.

London The Architectural Press: 1925.

A pioneering work in preservation literature, "a text book on the new science of conservation, including an analysis of movements in historical structures prior to their fall". The text includes past failed methods of repair as well as the up-to-date scientific techniques just being developed.

Hardcover. 6"x9", xiv + 153 pages, 71 b/w illustrations publisher's black boards with white lettering, red cloth spine lettering a bit rubbed, light internal foxing to sever al pages, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 9906
Price: $ 75.00      



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