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Parker, John Henry

A glossary of terms used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic architecture. The third edition, enlarged (with) Companion to the third edition of a glossary of terms used in Gothic architecture. Containing four hundred additional examples, a chronological table, and indexes.

Oxford, John Henry Parker 1840, 1841.

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8vo. 3 vols. vii+(1)+262+6pp, also 4pp adverts (including text relating to the Oxford Society for promoting the study of Gothic architecture), woodcut frontis, woodcut text ills. vol.1; xxiii+(1)pp, also 16pp adverts , woodcut frontis, 106 woodcut plates. vol.2; (6)+80+(110)pp, woodcut frontis, 60 woodcut & engr. plates, catalogue of books bound at end, vol.3. Publisher’s blind-stamped cloth. Some intermittent light spotting on plates. Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplates.

The third edition of Parker’s hugely popular architectural glossary. This edition was the first to include the ‘companion volume’, as in1840 Parker had acquired the copyright to a similar and rival work (Britton’s Dictionary of the architecture and archaeology of the Middle Ages), the plates of which (engraved by Le Keux) he reprinted in the extra volume, with a few more of Mr Jewitt’s woodcuts to complete it. Most of the engravings in volumes I and II are by Orlando Jewitt, with a few from drawings by William Twopeny and others. BAL Cat 2436.