Royal Institute of British Architects, Incorporated in the Seventh Year of William IV: The Transactions
London, Royal Institute of British Architects 1882-89
8 vols., photographs, maps, plans (some fold out), plus text ills. Large 4to. Uniform quarter calf board with corners, gilt lettered spine with raised bands. Sprinkled edges. Each volume has a numbered ticket pasted in the top corner of the front endpaper with a number written in pencil underneath. Very slight rubbing to corners and edges, else very good. v.1. Session 1881-82; v.2. Session 1882-83; v.3.Session 1883-84; v.4. Vol.I. New Series, 1884-85; v.5. Vol.II. New Series, 1885-86; v.6. Vol.III. New Series, 1886-87; v.7. Vol.IV. New Series, 1887-88; v.8. Vol.V. New Series, 1888-89. Lovely set of consecutive volumes of the transactions of the Royal Institue of British Architects from 1881-89. These were printed in limited quantities for the use of the members of RIBA, and other kindred institutions. Topics discussed include: Musical Requirements in Church Planning; The History and Uses of Plaster-Work, especially as relating to Ornamental Ceilings; Picturesqueness in Reference to Architecture; Recent Legal Decisions affecting Architects; The Drainage of the Palace and City of Westminster; The Use of Flint in Building, especially in the County of Suffolk; and, The Pugin Travelling Studentship: Extracts from an account of Tour in Oxfordshire.