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An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England from the Conquest to the Reformation: With a Sketch of the Grecian and Roman Orders; Notices of Numerous British Edifices; and Some Remarks on the Architecture of a Part of France. By Thomas Rickman, F. S. A. Architect. Fourth Edition, with very considerable additions, and new Plates

By Thomas Rickman

1835

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman : London

8.5" by 5.5"

vi, 339pp [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A rebound fourth edition of 'Architecture in England' with illustrated plates by the author.

A rebound edition of 'Architecture in England' in a quarter calf binding with marbled boards. Complete with 14 illustrated plates by Rickman, some disbound or bound in reverse order, but all present. Written by the famous English architect Thomas Rickman who played a major part in the Gothic Revival, an architectural movement beginning in the late 1740s in England. Following his keen interest in an antiquarian architecture, this text charts the history of architectural and engineering styles within England, predominantly providing a classic overview of Medieval architecture. However, Rickman does not confine himself to English architecture, his study also details the influence from Greek and Roman architecture. The work also features short entries, categorized through counties, on notable abbeys, churches and cathedrals.

CONDITION

In a quarter calf binding with marbled boards. Gild stamped title to the spine. Externally in an excellent condition. Minor shelfwear to extremities. Slight bumping to tail of spine. Fading to the spine. Handling marks to the front and rear board calf. Pages generally bright and clean, a few scattered spots throughout. Some spotting to the first and last few pages. Pencil markings by prior owner to contents. Dark mark to gutter of page 7. Loss to top fore-edge of page 87/8, not affecting the text. Marks to lower edge of pages 116 and 117. Pen marking by prior owner to page 301. Complete collection of plates. Etched portrait frontispiece present but detached. Plate 9 bound upside down and out of place, utilised as a frontispiece. Plates 1-3 bound correctly. Plates 4 to 10 bound collectively in reverse numbered order, out of place in text. Plates 11 and 12 disbound but present. Plates are age toned at edges, and spotted with tidemarks to the recto and verso. Closed tear to plate X. Loss to the inner gutter between plates x and viii. Repair made between plate viii and vii with tape, remnants of glue.

Overall Condition: Good

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