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Pugin, A. Welby.

DETAILS OF ANTIENT TIMBER HOUSES

of the 15th & 16th Cent. selected from those existing at Rouen, Caen, Beauvais, Gisors, Abbeville, Strasbourg, etc. Drawn on the spot by ... 1836. [1837] Partially hand coloured engraved t.p. + 21 plates The plates are dated 1837. Portion of head of t.p. replaced. [Bound with]. GOTHIC FURNITURE THE STYLE OF OF THE 15TH CENT Designed and etched by ... 1835. Partially hand coloured t.p. + 24 plates. ‘More mature and convincingly mediaeval than those of 1827; it was through this and Pugin’s other published designs of these years that his reputation as a decorative designer spread.’ Weinreb 29. [Bound with] DESIGNS FOR GOLD & SILVERSMITHS ... 1830 [1836]. Partially hand coloured t.p. + 27 plates. [Bound with] DESIGNS FOR IRON & BRASS In The Style Of The XVth And XVth Centuries 1836. Partially hand coloured t.p. + 26 plates. Ackermann
1st Eds. 4to. Together 4 works in 1 vol. With a total of 102 etched plates including t.ps. Marbled e.ps., ex.-libris Augustus Hermann Louis, early half morocco with marbled boards, extremities rubbed, upper joint sl. rubbed, dec. gilt motifs and gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g. Forming a comprehensive record of 15th and 16th Century Ornament. ODNB ‘... Pugin's influence on the course of the Gothic revival throughout northern Europe and the English-speaking world was great, spread principally by his writing. His central idea, the equation of Christianity with Gothic, triumphed, so that the visible symbol of church architecture for the rest of the nineteenth century became the pointed arch...’
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