1821-23 Specimens of Gothic Architecture; Selected from Various Ancient Edifices in England: Consisting of Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Parts at Large; Calculated to Exemplify the Various Styles, and the Practical Construction of this Admired Class of Architecture
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The first edition. Complete in two volumes. In a quarter morocco binding with a portion of the original spine. Pugin's extensive work on Gothic architecture selected from ancient edifices in England. With plans, elevations, and illustrations showing the practical construction of this admired class of architecture. With historical and descriptive accounts by E. J. Wilson. Volume one has an engraved title page and 59 full-page plates. Collated complete. Volume two has an engraved title page, 53 full-page plates, a glossary of technical terms and 6 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the volume. Collated complete. Augustus Pugin was an English architect, artist and critic, best known for his work within the Gothic-Revival movement. Notable designs by Pugin include the Palace of Westminster and the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben.
In quarter a morocco binding with a portion of the original spine. Externally, smart with some shelf wear to the edges. Marks to the boards. Hinges starting but firm. Age-toning and light spotting to the paste-downs and free endpapers. Light offsetting to the paste-downs. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with age-toning and spotting throughout. Spotting heavier to the engraved title pages.
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