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A Civic Survey and Plan for the City & Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

A Civic Survey and Plan for the City & Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

SKU : SLS-BK1181

Title: A Civic Survey and Plan for the City & Royal Burgh of Edinburgh 
Author: Prepared for the Town Council by Patrick Abercrombie and Derek Plumstead
Publisher: Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh and London
Date: 1949


Hardback - Limited Edition 

  • Additional Product Information

    This work was commisioned in the post WWII years to review the structures and layout of the existing city of Edinburgh and to then establish a plan for regeneration. This is a colossal work with large black and white photographic plates, diagrams and pull out maps.

    It is split into 4 parts:

    Part I - Civic Review - A history and description of the current city

    Part II - The outline planning principles evolved - population redistribution, transport, zoning and industry

    Part III - Detailed studies of planning principles - planning, urban architecture, Leith and Portobello, eduction, recreation spaces and villages

    Part IV - Further studies reviewed - Population, housing, roads, recreation spaces, festival centre.

  • Condition Notes

    The book is in very good condition - there are some minor blemishes to the dustcover - a small tear tp the bottom front and some light fraying around the edges but otherwise the inside pages are bright and clean throughout.


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  • Shipping Information

    This is a large edition and in total the weight is 2.6 kg. Due to the value and weight of this edition, additional shipping costs may well be requested if shipping to a non UK Destination.

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    For the UK the total cost will be £12.00 via next working day Courier.

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