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Author: KING THOMAS - GEORGE HILL ( DESCRIPTIONS ) Title: The Study-Book of Mediaeval Architecture and Art ; being a series of working drawings of the principal monuments of the Middle Ages, wherof the plans, sections and details are drawn to uniform scales. 2 volumes.
Description: 18. London, Bell and Daldy, 1858 - 1859, 2 vols in-folio, 35 x 28 cm, (8) pp + 100 engraved plates + (2 x 15) text pp with explanations ; (6) pp + 100 engraved plates + (2 x 18) text pp with explanations (complete). Bound in two uniform modern blue half cloth volumes, gilt title on smooth spine, half title and titles a bit dustsoiled but with the finely lithographed plates and the text leaves in near perfect condition. Thomas King, pupil of Pugin , settled as an architect and propagator of the neo gothic style in Bruges where he wrote a number of influential studies on gothic art and architecture. This work contains in all 200 engraved plates which depict in great detail fine examples of gothic architecture, all designs are measured and drawn to scale. This is the rare first English edition. In 1857 a French edition was published in Bruges. Later editions followed in the 1860's which an enhanced number of plates. Vol. I ; Braine Abbey , Etampes , Flavigny , Albi , St. Bertrand de Commingues , Altenberg , Auxerre , Maulbronn , Wurtemberg , Semur , Auxois , Dijon, Seez , Speyr , Gelnhausen , Luneburg , Toulouse . Vol II ; Soissons , Laach , Andernach , Koblenz , Emmerich , Oberwesel, Freiburg , Oppenheim, Brugge , Gent , Lissewege , Marburg , Halberstadt , Mainz , Hildesheim , Romersdorf , Neuss, Wesel , Regensburg (note that some place names are given here in their modern native language). .
Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 32280