London: Weinreb & Breman Ltd., 1967. Softcover. Tan wraps with bw architectural line drawings and black lettering.  with 17 bw illus. Clean, tight contents but with general shelf soiling to covers and a bump to lower spine of entire booklet. Item #155215
A catalogue of 100 antiquarian items (books, ephemera, etc.) relating to the architecure of London circa the reigns of George III and George IV. Ben Weinreb was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire on February 5, 1912 and worked in bookstores and the theater in his youth. He began to specialize in architectural books in the 1950s and opened his first regular shop across from the British Museum in 1960. He sold his entire stock to the University of Texas in 1968 but continued as a book and print dealer for a short time. He collaborated with Christopher Hibbert to compile The London Encyclopedia (1983), a reference book of that city's history and culture, and provided text to accompany his son Matthew Weinreb's photographs for London Architecture (1993). Weinreb's sixty inventory catalogues are still used as important reference works to architectural publications. He died in Henton, Somerset on April 3, 1999.
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