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Memoirs Illustrative of the Art of Glass-Painting

By Charles Winston

1865

John Murray : London

9.5" by 6"

xiv, [2], 362pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

An exceptional copy of the first edition of authoritative work on stained glass and glass painting, by an expert in the field, Charles Winston. In a lovely full calf binding and with many vibrant hand-coloured plates.

Beautifully illustrated, by Philip H Delamotte from the author's original drawings. With fifteen plates total, thirteen of which are hand-coloured. The plates demonstrate many examples of painted glass. Delamotte was a deputy judge by profession. He was also an esteemed historian and expert in stained glass. His first work on stained glass, 'An inquiry into the difference of style observable in ancient glass paintings' was extremely popular and earned him the role of consultant to many churches. He was the consultant for windows in Norwich Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral and the Temple Church, London. This work was posthumously published, and is a selection of Winston's memoirs. It was collected by his friends to provide as much information and critical remarks on glass-painting. A fascinating work, which looks at the history of glass-painting, specific examples around the U.K and critical remarks on the methodology. Collated, complete. A lovely work, written by a true authority on this skill, enhanced by the vibrant hand-coloured plates.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, with the motto Dum Spiro Spero. 'Patterns from Salisbury Cathedral' at page 109 is detached but present. Four plates, at pages 109, 116, 118 and 121 have been neatly remounted on a new leaf, possibly during the rebind. All but the plate at page 109 are bound in securely. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Chips to the edge of p142. Occasional light spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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