Seaside Piers
by Simon H Adamson

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ISBN Number: 0-7134-0242-3
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1977 (1983 reprint)
BT Batsford Ltd

Illustrated with over 80 period photographs and contemporary plans, Simon Adamson's pioneering study covers the rise and fall of the British seaside pier in all its aspects - whether social, architectural, technical or financial. The architecture is surveyed by Anthony Dale, until recently an Historic Monuments Inspector with the Department of the Environment. The chapter on pier construction, which has been Mr Adamson's special field of study, will be of particular interest to industrial archaeologists, who will also value the two appendices - a complete, annotated list of all piers ever constructed and a similarly annotated list of all surviving piers. This latter gazetteer is based on the report specially commissioned by the Victorian Society. Both it, and Mr Adamson's last chapter on 'Piers Today' highlight those piers of special interest - like the famous West Pier at Brighton - which are currently threatened with destruction.

Condition: The page edges are a little foxed but internally clean and sound. Dust jacket is also in very good condition but price clipped. 

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