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Fergusson, James

A history of Indian and Far Eastern architecture. Forming the third volume of the new edition of the ‘History of Architecture’. New impression.

London, John Murray 1899.

Reference: 10533
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. xviii + 756pp, 394 woodcut ills. Publisher’s quarter roan, cloth sides, chipped at head of spine with some loss of leather surface, the cloth sides patchily discoloured. Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplate. Earlier ink ownership inscription of Mary Boreham, 1920.

An unchanged reissue of the first edition, 1876 (Fergusson had included a substantial section on Indian architecture in the 1867 edition of his History of Architecture, but it was only with the 1876 edition that a separate full-length volume was assigned to Indian and Far Eastern Architecture). Fergusson was almost the only British architectural historian of his time to take a serious interest in the architecture of the Indian sub-continent, and his book of 1876 and its subsequent reissues offer the most considered and detailed account of the subject to be published during the nineteenth century.