LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward (1888-1935). Crusader Castles. Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936.
2 volumes, 4to. Titles printed in red; collotype frontispiece in vol.II, collotype and line facsimiles, illustrations, maps and plans after Lawrence in the text, many full-page, some color-printed. (Minor spotting to a few leaves.) Original half brick red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (spines slightly sunned, some minor soiling to covers, edges slightly rubbed). Provenance: M. J. Landy (signature dated June 1939).
LIMITED EDITION, number 306 of 1000 copies. "Lawrence's thesis in this work is counter to the accepted view that improvements in military architecture had been brought back from the Near East by the Crusaders: he believed rather that the improvements had been developed in Europe and taken by the Crusaders to the Near East. This is a discussion not yet entirely settled" (O'Brien A188-189). Chanticleer 112.
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