A monograph on the career of the British admiralty architect William Scamp (1801-1872) with specific reference to his work in Malta during the period 1841-1844.
"Conrad Thake has researched and assessed Scamp's work in Malta as elsewhere, before and after his four year stay amongst us. He has produced not only a fascinating work of scholarship and critical revaluation, but has put Scamp in historical perspective. In the process it adds to our understanding of an important period of our social, economic and political history in the middle decades of the nineteenth century."
President Emeritus Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici