Hunt, T.F.

Exemplars of Tudor architecture, adapted to modern habitations: with illustrative details, selected from ancient edifices; and observations on the furniture of the Tudor period.

London, Henry G.Bohn 1841.

Reference: 10886
Price: £180 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. viii + 200pp, 37 engraved plates. Contemporary cloth, with contemporary morocco label on upper cover, worn on sides and at outer corners, rebacked with early twentieth century morocco spine (endpapers are also of that date). Engraved armorial bookplate of 1st Baron Penzance (1816-1899), British judge (see ODNB). Subsequently in Chigwell School Library (for which the volume was rebacked), and then in the stock of the Weinreb firm, with their acquisition code for Feb 1974. Later Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplate. Pencil scribbles on title page and on its verso, and a small old stain in the outer blank margin of the last half dozen plates, but otherwise a respectable copy, with no internal library markings.

The last and most learned of the publications of the architect Thomas Frederick Hunt (c.1791-1831), a trusted employee of the Office of Works, and a vigorous advocate of the Tudor style as the proper architectural style for domestic buildings of his own time. He offers designs of his own for houses, gate lodges and related buildings (including an ambitious thatched half-timber dog kennel), and an accompanying text which provides documentary evidence from sixteenth-century sources for the architectural character and internal furnishings of typical buildings of the period. This 1841 edition is an unchanged reprint of the 1836 edition, itself an essentially unchanged reprint of the first edition, published in 1830. BAL Cat 1575 (1830 edition), 1576 (1836 edition)..