Dalmatia the Quarnero and Istria with Cettigne in Montenegro and the island of Grado.
Oxford, Clarendon Press 1887.
8vo. 3 vols. xxvi + (2 ) + 418pp, folding map, 15 plates, table after p.194 ; vii + (1) + 397 + (1)pp, (35) plates numbered 16-50 ; vii + (1) + 453 + (5)pp, (15) plates numbered 51-65. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt, a little bumped at head and foot of spines, but a good, largely unopened copy.
First and only edition of the English architect Sir Thomas Graham Jackson’s book on Dalmatia, which was the first comprehensive study in any language of the history and architecture of the towns and major buildings along the Adriatic coastline of present-day Croatia. Jackson was well-qualified to appreciate the varied elements in Dalmatian architecture, particularly its very interesting Romanesque churches and a surprisingly fine group of early Renaissance buildings by local architects, and the plates are reproduced from his own meticulous drawings made during travels by him in the area in the mid 1880s. Of all Jackson’s books, this is the one of the most lasting value, and it seems to have been his own favourite (for the circumstances of its publication see his Recollections, 1950, p.207).