Tuesday 27 November 2012

The Story of our Churches and Cathedrals 1964 Ladybird Book

 The Story of our Churches and Cathedrals is a Ladybird Achievement Book first published in 1964, Series 601.

 This copy is a first edition it has beige boards with a blue pictorial and blue lettering on the front panel; blue lettering on the spine and endpaper maps on the dustcover. The original price was 2'6 Net.

 What is this book about?

Churches - Cathedrals - Religious Buildings - English Architecture

 "This book traces the development of our churches and cathedrals from Saxon times to the present day. With simple text and superb full colour illustrations it describes the many interesting and beautiful features of the various periods of architecture, and will add greatly to your understanding and pleasure."

 Contents: Stories in Stone; Saxon Churches; Saxon Towers; Norman Architecture; Norman Walls and Towers; Triforium and Clerestory; Norman Roofs Crypts and Windows; Early English Architecture; The Flying Buttress; Pillars and Cloisters; The Decorated Period; The Great Lantern of Ely; The Perpendicular Period; Large Windows and Fan Vaulting; Timber Roofs; Fonts Moulding and Gargoyles; Shrines and Tombs; English Renaissance; St Paul's Cathedral; Wren Churches; Eighteenth Century Chapels; The Gothic Revival; Coventry; and The Cathedral of Today.

Author: Richard Bowood
Illustrator: Robert Ayton
Publisher: Wills & Hepwroth
First publishd: 1964

About Series 601:  This series, the first to appear in the 1960s, was very popular for it’s well-written texts and superb colour illustrations, and added interest to the history of man's achievements, helping children grasp a greater understanding of our past, and how inventions of plastics, ships and railways have helped shape the world we live in today.
 If you like Ladybird Books you might also be interested in a previous post: Florence Nightingale Ladybird Book
This is a Ladybird Tuesday Post hosted by Being Mrs C  Mrs C is featuring Things to Make this week and is joined by Mrs Fox's who feature The Pottery Makers

1 comment:

  1. They are such great books aren't they!

    I've posted; People at Work - The Pottery Makers

    Thanks Carol and Mrs C