BRITISH CASTLES

BRITISH CASTLES

(London: Adam and Charles Black, 1911).

FIRST EDITION AND A USEFUL AND CONCISE HISTORY EXCELLENTLY ILLUSTRATED. The work covers Castles in England and Scotland from the simplest early earthen barricades to great stone marvels like the Tower of London and Windsor. All the colourplates but one illustrate a specific castle that is also described, the illustrations in the text are more general. Item #32536

First Edition. With 32 fine colourplates by various artists and 37 additional black and white illustrations throughout the text including plans and diagrams. Tall 8vo, publisher's original green cloth, the upper cover lettered in gilt and decorated with a castle in black, gray and green, this within a bordering parapet of black and gray, the spine similarly decorated with a smaller castle and parapet bands in black and gray and lettering in gilt. xx, 208 pp. A handsome copy, the binding with some light evidence of age, a bit mellowed at the spine panel, upper cover with some old mottling, the text-block and illustrations all clean and crisp.

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