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Victorian Architecture, Betjeman, John (intro.)
1 Betjeman, John (intro.) Victorian Architecture
London Jonathan Cape 1963 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Paper covered boards with title in gilt on red hardcover spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 306pp. 97 b/w illustrations and 11 b/w illustrations in text. This volme provides an account of the main themes of Victorian architecture as well as detailed studies of the works of the most distinguished architects of the time. Among many other contributions are Nikolaus Pevsner on Richard Norman Shaw, Robert Furneaux Jordan on Sir Joseph Paxton and Charles Handley-Read on William Burges. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library), Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook)
2 Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook) A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library)
Leicester Leicester University Press 1970 0718550056 / 9780718550059 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New edition. (originally published in 1872). Bright blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear, light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 209pp. 48 b/w woodcuts, 26 further b/w illustrations. In this book Eastlake set out to provide a detailed record of "one of the most remarkable revolutions in national art that his country has seen". He was determined "to chronicle facts rather than offer criticisms". In the appendix he supplied details of 343 neo-Gothic buildings ereted between 1820 and 1870. In the text he dealt a lenght with the influence of Horace Walpole, Pugin and Ruskin, and the architecture of Wyatt, Barry, Butterfield, Scott, Burges, Waterhouse and many more. This new edition reproduces the full text of Eastlake's work, together with an introduction by Dr.J.Mordaunt Crook, a comprehensive bibliography and an extra section of 26 illustrations. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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3 Ferrey, Benjamin Recollections of Pugin
London Scolar Press 1978 0859673588 / 9780859673587 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Introduction by Clive Wainwright, and full index by Jane Wainright. Blue hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, covers are quite sunned, and generally shelfworn. Not price-clipped. 473pp. Pugin is universally known as the key figure in the creation of the Victorian phase of the Gothic revival. He was simultaneously author, decorative designer, antiquary, ecclesiologist and architect. This is one of the principal accounts of Pugin, containing a wealth of detail and personal recollections not recorded elsewhere. Ferrey and Pugin were close friends during their youth and were fellow pupils in the office of Pugin's father A.C.Pugin, whose career is also included in this book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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4 Insall, Donald W. Et al. House of Lords - Restoration of the Chamber Ceiling: a Survey and Report to the Secretary of State for the Environment
London Donald W Insall and Associates 1981 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Card covers with white comb binding and orange translucent plastic front cover. Condition: Covers are in good condition with light shelfwear and light soilng to rear cover. Internally in very good condition, no inscriptions. 102pp. plus 22pp. appendix. After a carved timber pendant boss fell from the celing of the Chamber of the House of Lords on 21st July, 1980, this report was carried out to assess the condition of the ceiling and make recommendations as to its restoration. It includes sections on the historical foreground of the chamber being designed by Sir Charles Barry and decorated by Puigin in 1847, with details on the construction, heating, ventilation and lighting. The report is accompanied by many b/w images and several drawings. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream, Mordaunt Crook, J.
5 Mordaunt Crook, J. William Burges and the High Victorian Dream
London John Murray 1981 071953822X / 9780719538223 Cloth Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Purple cloth with title in gilt within white label on spine. Condition: Fine, previous owners name (an architect) neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of sunning to inner flaps of dustjacket, and very light shelfwear to base of spine of jacket. 454pp. 260 b/w plates. Whe he died in 1881 William Burges was widely regarded as the most brilliant architect-designer of his generation. He was a Pre-Raphaelite architect, and like his Pre-Raphaelite friends he sought an artistic Holy Grail in a Victorian vision of the Middle Ages. In architecture he rivals Butterfield, Street and Norman Shaw. In furniture and stained glass he eclipses the finest work of Morris & Co. In jewellery and metalwork he is without rival, except perhaps for his hero Pugin. Scarce. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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