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Paxton's Palace


Price: £15.00


By Anthony Bird

Anthony completed this book shortly before his death in October 1974 and has become one of the true classics of Crystal Palace literature.

It is a remarkable account of the real 'story behind' one of the world's great spectacles. It has the drama of political and engineering intrigue and infighting, of personality clashes between men who were giant in their stature, and in the end it is a story of the triumph of Victorian engineering, expertise and enterprise, culminating in one of the most practical, graceful, magical buildings ever to appear in London.

One of the few books published about the Crystal Palace to describe the technicalities of the construction and the financial and political problems involved.

PLEASE NOTE: All the copies have been purchased from high-class antique book dealers and are therefore of good quality. Second hand books are however subject to the usual problems - light foxing and / or lightly stained pages, loose or missing spines and the page edges, etc may not be perfect. Where available the jackets may not be perfect (and we may not have any in stock with a jacket). The pages are always fully secure. The best available copy of the book will always be sent.

Hardback 179 pages 26 illustrations