Cathedral: The Story of its Construction by David Macaulay is a 79-page softcover published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973. There is some light scuffing to the cover. Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is tight. The condition is very good.
The cathedral of Chutreaux is imaginary, but the methods of its construction correspond closely to the actual construction of the Gothic cathedral. The story of its almost uninterrupted construction, however, represents a somewhat ideal situation. For owing to either financial or structural problems or both, the completion of many such undertakings was delayed for as long as two hundred years. Although the people of Chutreaux are imaginary, their single-mindedness, their spirit, and their incredible courage are typical of the people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose magnificent dreams still stand today.