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Walton (James)


Published: J.L. Van Schaik, Pretoria, 1952

Edition: De Luxe Edition

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De Luxe Edition: 114 pages + 55 photographic illustrations, maps, plans, numerous text illustrations, half green morocco titled gilt on the spine, the leather is slightly scuffed, a good copy.

This De Luxe edition is limited to 200 copies, signed by the author, of which this is number 95.

James Walton was born in Yorkshire in 1911. Studied at London and Leeds Universities. He served in Burma and India during the Second World War before emigrating to Lesotho in 1947, where he was Deputy Director of Education until 1960. In recognition of his work there he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Thereafter he lived in Cape Town and until his retirement he was Managing Director of the publishing house of Longman Southern Africa. He is well known for his pioneering studies of the vernacular architecture of many countries in Africa, Europe and the Far East. A founder and an Honorary Life Member of the Vernacular Architecture Group in Britain, he is also Honorary Life President of the Vernacular Architecture Society of South Africa, of which he was a founder member.

James Walton is the author of over two hundred papers in various journals and collected works, and of several books. For his services to the study of vernacular architecture he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He also received the Cape Tercentenary Foundation's Award of Merit, the Institute of South African Architects' Architectural Writers and Critics Award and the Gold Medal of the National Monuments Council.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 4to (290 x220mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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