Parker, John Henry
An introduction to the study of Gothic architecture. Second edition, revised and enlarged.
Oxford and London, J.H. & Jas. Parker 1861.
8vo. xvi+251+(1)pp, woodcut text ills throughout. Publisher’s blind stamped cloth. Title leaf creased. A few pencil marks in margins.
Second edition of this popular and important textbook of Gothic architecture, first published in 1849, which ran to at least sixteen editions. The book is divided into the main body of the text, with mostly English examples of the various periods, and a section on foreign styles (French Gothic, Italian, Spanish, Swiss, Belgian, German). The text itself has also been divided in two throughout in this edition, with text intended for beginners printed larger than that for more advanced students. With woodcut illustrations by Orlando Jewitt, some from Jewitt’s own drawings.