Hardback, unclipped dustjacket, 309 pp. First published in 1963, by the University of Manchester, this edition is a 1986 reprint by Wykham Books, of Wykham Farm, Banbury, after the death of Dr Wood-Jones. This book was the single most substantial regional study of vernacular architecture in England for many years, acting as a model for others that followed, and made the names of Deddington, Bloxham and Church Enstone well-known throughout the historic architectural world. This copy is in good condition, the jacket is intact with a little shelf wear; there is some liquid staining on the inside that does not leach through to the outside. Underneath the covers are brown cloth board with gold lettering. Internally the pages are clean and clear, with many diagrams and black & white plates illustrating the houses investigated by Dr Wood-Jones. The page block edge is a little tanned and shows some staining on the top edge near the spine, plus normal handling wear and some dust spotting on the top edge.