1840 A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The third edition of this work.
In two volumes, being Volumes I and II of a total of III volumes, without the sometimes seen supplemental Volume III.
A fascinating study on architecture, looking in detail into Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic architecture.
This work was written and published during the period Gothic Revival in England, and had a considerable influence in extending the revival further. The work also provided inspiration for young architects.
Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, and many in-text illustrations.
Volume II illustrated with a frontispiece, and one-hundred and five plates, two of which are in colour.
Written by John Henry Parker, an English archaeologist.
Bookplate of Alfred Edward Alston to the front paste downs.
Twenty-eight pages of adverts to the rear of Volume II.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Spines are lightly faded. A few minor marks to the boards and spines. Bookplate to the front paste downs. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto of the front endpapers. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright with some scattered spots, spotting heavier to the plates of Volume II. Small tide mark to the tail of the frontispieces.
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