The Influence of the Use of Iron and Steel on Modern Architectural Design
Manuscript with original photographs. Written under the nom de plume of Fonte, this essay is a survey of cast iron in architecture in the 19th century. 52pp, neat and legible hand throughout on lined paper with hand lettered sugar paper covers ribbon tied. There are 23 original b/w photographs, [ Taken by Verstage who was an exceptional photographer as well as figure in London architecture at the time ] and a number of line ills. This is a copy of the author's copy of the essay, the original presumably being retained by the RIBA. Two pages are black suggesting for photographs of the Gallerie Machines, Paris but are not in this copy. All the photographs are of Parisian ironwork. On the first page of the essay there is a note which makes reference to the illustrations where the author had demed it not necessary to illustrate English examples. Original manilla envelope which housed the essay is present but is exceptionally worn with post mark November 1933.