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Lectures on the Rise and Development of Mediaeval Architecture Delivered at the Royal Academy In Two Volumes With Illustrations

By Gilbert Scott

1879

John Murray : London

9" by 6.5"

xv, 365pp; xvi, 347pp.

 

 

 

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A two volume set of George Gilbert Scott's 'Lectures on the Rise and Development of Medieval Architecture' complete with illustrations, an etched frontispiece and etched plates.

A complete two volume set by the prolific English Gothic-revival architect, George Gilbert Scott, who designed many iconic monuments and buildings, such as the Albert Memorial, the main building at the University of Glasgow, and King's College London Chapel. Collated, complete with each volume containing an etched frontispiece, illustrations within the text, and coloured plates. Illustrations include etchings by 'Mr W. S. Weatherley' and sketches by the author himself. In the original full cloth binding with gilt stamped borders and title to spines.

CONDITION

In the original brown cloth bindings. Gilt stamped border to the front boards, blind stamped borders to the rear. Gild stamped title to the spines. Externally, very smart with rubbing and bumping to the extremities. A few light tidemarks to front board and spine of Vol 1. Small split to head of spine. Vol 1. Several splits to the head of spine, Vol 2. Tidemark to the front pastedown and front free-endpaper, Vol 2. Tidemark to fore-edge throughout Vol 1, not affecting the text. Detached but present tissue guard to etched frontispiece, Vol 2. Internally, generally firmly bound with binding strained in places. Foxing to the first and last few pages of both volumes, but generally bright and clean throughout. Both volumes occasionally browned to edges. Scattered spots to Vol 1, with heavier spotting pages 74 to 80 and the bottom edge of pages 185 to 191, not affecting the text. Small inkmark to text, page 38, Vol 1. Heavier spotting to first and last few pages of Vol 2. Heavier spotting occurring occasionally to top of pages 5 to 25. Small inkmark to bottom fore edge of page 239, Vol 2, not affecting the text. Ink stain to top fore edge of page 257, not affecting the text. Pencil mark to rear free-endpaper.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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