London: Thomas Kelly, 1837. Leatherbound.
Continued full title: Including an Historical Description of Gothic Architecture, Showing Its Origin, and Also a Comparison of the Gothic Architecture of England, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy; Together with Details of the First, Second, and Third Periods of the Pointed Arch, or Gothic Style; Illustrated with Specimens Selected from the Most Celebrated Structures Now Existing, and Numerous Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of Various Buildings, Executed by Architects of Great Eminence. To Which Are Added, In order to Assist the Student in Drawing Architectural Objects with Ease and Accuracy, Treatises on Projection, Perspective, Fractions, Decimal Arithmetic, &c., Concluding with an Index and Glossary of the Terms of Art, &c.Item #900968
8-1/4 x 11”, full calf over thick boards, modestly raised bands, red title label, 162pp text, 100 full-page engraved plates, four of which are folding.
Complete, no owner's marks, wear and staining to calf and bumping to corners of boards, joints cracked at first and last signatures, some soiling and foxing, mainly to endpapers and plates, dark stain top-edge increasingly visible to top-edges of plates numbered LXX and above with faint damp staining to corners of same plates (see attached illustration for example of worst staining), a very respectable copy overall, good +.