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Dictionnaire d’Architecture Civile, Militaire et Navale.
Paris: Libraires Associes, 1770 - 1771. 3 volume set, 11.75 inches tall. A splendid set in full cat's paw calf with raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. With all 100 engraved plates, mostly folding. An interesting work covering civil, military and naval architecture. A very good looking set. With a small stamp on the title pages and small ticket of 'Domus Aquensis Societatis Jesu' on the pastedown endpapers. In the original French.More details Price: £3,250.00
London: Fisher, (1845). Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Wright, one of the most accomplished London firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, exceptional gilt floral tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 63 engraved plates. With the armorial bookplate of Earl Brownlow of Belton House. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.More details Price: £1,400.00
A Glossary of Terms used in Grecian, Roman, Italian and Gothic Architecture.
Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1850. 2 volume set bound in 3, 9 inches tall. A magnificent Victorian full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and boards, Gilt dentelles and all edges gauffered. Embellished with 1700 woodcuts, some in colour. Parker 'was of considerable importance to Ecclesiology, the Gothic Revival, and the huge national upsurge of nineteenth century Anglicanism.....his Glossary.....must stand as one of the earliest (and most scholarly) influential texts of the whole ecclesiological movement' (James Curl: Oxford Dictionary of Architecture).More details Price: £1,000.00
Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey.
London: John Murray, 1868. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An exquisite full morocco by Holloway in a most unusual orange with gilt raised bands, contrasting green label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed with a double fillet. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate D C M 'advance with courage'.More details Price: £450.00
The Baronial Halls, Picturesque Edifices, and Ancient Churches of England.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Full morocco, 14 inches tall. A very pleasing volume with wide raised bands, extra gilt panels, splendid gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. With 24 fine lithographs by J. D. Harding, C. Cattermole, S. Prout, W. Muller, J. Holland and other eminent Artists. This is the first edition with 2 further volumes being published in the following 2 years. There is no volume number on the spine and the volume number on the title page has been obscured.More details Price: £300.00
The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
London: George Allen & Sons, 1911. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A most attractive Edwardian prize tree calf by Hunt with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The prize gilt block of Wellington College on the upper board and prize bookplate on front paste down. With 14 full page illustrations.More details Price: £180.00