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Title: "An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture, from the Conquest to the Reformation; with Notices of above Three Thousand British Edifices: preceded by a Sketch of the Grecian and Roman Orders. Third Edition. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY"
Description: "Longman Hurst Rees Orme & Co., [1825]" "8vo., Third Edition, with an engraved frontispiece and 14 engraved plates, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the addition of 10 small engraved illustrations of churches and a long relevant cutting mounted on rear endpapers, three separate signatures on blank preliminary, some very light age-staining (mainly marginal) to a few plates; nineteenth century green cloth, gilt back, red sprinkled edges, patterned endpapers, an unusually well-preserved, firm, clean copy. THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC TREATISE ON GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND, and by far the most influential - Rickman's nomenclature was adopted by most subsequent writers and continues in use to this day. The work was first published in Liverpool in 1817 instancing 833 examples, with a second, slightly larger version appearing two years later. The present edition lists well over 3000 buildings (mainly churches), the majority inspected personally by Rickman, AND EXTENDS THE SCOPE OF THE WORK TO INCLUDE IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES. This is the penultimate edition published during the author's lifetime and includes new lithographed plates by the author. A most attractive copy. See Eastlake pp.122-126."

Keywords: "fine art, architecture, gothic architecture, church architecture, thomas rickman"

Price: GBP 240.00 = appr. US$ 342.72 Seller: Island Books
- Book number: 19647

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