The Present State of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England
Pugin, A. Welby, Architect

London Charles Dolman 1843 First seperate edition Octavo (standard size). Originaly published anonymously as 2 articles in the Dublin Review XX and XXIII, May, 1841 and February 1842. Gilt lettering to spine, blind-stamped binding. Contemporary Nevile family armorial bookplate on pastedown. Spine and board edges faded to a brown, with chipping at head and a small piece of cloth missing from spine, not affecting text. Small (1") narrow split in joint at back board near missing piece at spine. Corners bumped. Covers scuffed with a few scratches and a few spots. 158 p. w/ 31 illustrations, many on browned and spotted paper. Plate 5, 12 and 15 are missing as is the double page illustrations of St. John's House, and the single page Bernarde Abby Church. Hinge wear at plate XVI and p. 112. The extensive Dolman catalog at end is missing from this edition, with no sign it was ever bound in. Pugin (1812 - 1852) an English architect and designer primarily of Anglican and Catholic Churches in England, and was an important figure in the Gothic revival of architecture. Good Hardcover in full green cloth (Item ID: 11826)


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