New York: Frederick A. Stokes, n.d. (circa 1910). First edition. Publisher's original pictorial gilded cloth. 12mo, pp. xii, 250, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and engravings. Mild ex-library marks. Signed by a previous owner in pencil on the front endpaper in 1914. Part of the House Decoration Series. Very Good; mild ex-library marks, mild soiling and edgewear damage. Item #20768
The author explains how the staircase developed in importance with the advance of art, suffered an eclipse when architecture was at a low ebb, and now gives evidence of receiving renewed attention. He points out what was good and bad in past and present work. A standard work in its day, which has become quite scarce. Solid British study by Rothery, himself an acknowledged expert. From the Old House Journal reference library.