Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This is limited edition number 1004 of 2000 copies made. The dust jacket is slightly shelf rubbed, but remains bright. Internally, there are NO previous owner’s signature on the front end page, and no other markings or inscriptions, the pages within are pristine, crisp and complete. Tightly bound and covered (no sticky tape) in cellophane This is a story of a man who by virtue of his personality, early upbringing and training in England was able to go out to a country that had lost its architectural tradition and whose building methods were unsound and there he developed good craftsmanship and introduced new techniques of building. On this foundation he established a pattern of architecture and numerous buildings which were not only of unusual quality in themselves, but which also, by an unusual paradox, set a pattern for architecture in other countries..