Specimens of Ancient Ecclesiastical Architecture of Great Britain, from the Conquest to the Reformation.
Seller ID: 1678
London: John W. Parker, 1846. Lithographed by Standidge & Co. First edition (pp. vii, Introduction 1-7; Norbury Church 1- 16, ten plates; Lambley Church 1- 16, eleven plates; Castle Rising Church 1- 13, ten plates; Chaddesley- Corbet Church 1- 12, ten plates; Long- Ashton Church 1- 16, ten plates; Rudford Church 1- 4, six plates; Ruskington Church 1- 6, five plates). Large quarto (30 cm) in full morocco, gilt titles to spine in compartments, gilt decorations to cover and spine; five raised bands, a.e.g. Frontispiece and title page on card in full colour augmented in gilt; sixty-two fine lithographic plates also on card and with tissue guards, seven in full colour, one partially coloured; exterior and interior views, details of, e.g., arcades, capitols; windows and screens in the Old English, Norman, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles; several illustrations in the text. Descriptive and historical notes on each of the seven churches. From the library at Knowsley Hall near Liverpool and with the bookplate of Edward Smith- Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby, Lord Stanley ('Sans Changer') and with the notation on the front pastedown 'Knowsley/ Private Library/ West Division/ East Bookcase/ Shelf 1. No. 2'. They will know just where to shelve it when you return the book. Binding lightly rubbed at the edges, some foxing to early and later pages (especially the last plate). A very good copy of a scarce title.
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