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Weale's Quarterly Papers on Architecture

In Eight Volumes

By John Weale

1843-1845 - London - John Weale

11.5" by 9"; over two hundred plates.

 

 

DETAILS

The complete nine parts of of John Weale's Quarterly Papers on Architecture, (four volumes) examining ecclesiastical architecture throughout Europe.

With over two hundred and twenty plates, many of which are beautifully coloured, depicting stained glass windows, cathedral constructions and ground plans, gargoyles, and fonts amongst other architectural points of interest.

John Weale (17911862) was an English publisher of popular scientific, architectural, engineering and educational works. He took a particular interest in the study of architecture. In 1823 he issued a bibliographical Catalogue of Works on Architecture and the Fine Arts, of which a new edition appeared in 1854. He bought the architectural publishing business at 59 High Holborn built up by Isaac Taylor and his son Josiah Taylor as The Architectural Library, after Josiah's death in 1834.

He followed the Catalogue in 184950 with a Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms used in Architecture, Building, and Engineering, a work which reached a fifth edition in 1876.

The whole was published in nine parts to be collated as four volumes:  Contains Parts I-VII, supplement to part VI, and A Treatise on the Pointed Style of Architecture in Belgium.

Very scarce in any condition, even more so in the publishers wraps.

CONDITION

In paper bindings. Externally some wear to original paper covers. Internally, binding in most volumes is very tender though completely original and a remarkable survival. Volume III is partially disbound: the binding has failed and some plates are loose but present. Pages are generally bright but with some scattered spotting and some foxing to a few of the plates. With library plates from Worcester Library to verso of paper cover (probably removeable with care) and some blindstamps from time to time internally. Small copperplate labels to spines. A scarce set with very bright plates, binding tender as expect with this sort of age and binding. Overall: GOOD.

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