Christopher Wren by Martin S. Briggs hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Falcon Educational Books, 1951, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Plans;
From the cover: Most of us think of Christopher Wren only in connection with St. Pauls cathedral and one or two other famous buildings. This short concise biography is designed to make us more familiar with the life and work of this brilliant and interesting man. Wren was far more than an architect. He was famous in his own time as a scientist, an astronomer, a member of the Royal Society and as a mathematician, yet he found time to build no fewer than fifty-two churches in London alone as well as a great number of houses, hospitals and palaces, many of which are illustrated in this book. The author is well known as an authority on the history of architecture and has written a number of books on the subject.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Offset to the blanks. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Blue boards with Dark Blue titling to the Spine.
137 pages. Index. 7½” x 5″.