Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. With an introduction by Ralph Adams Cram.
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company 1924 (”thirteenth impression”).
4to. xiv + 401 + (1)pp, colour frontispiece, 12 photo plates. Publisher’s quarter cloth, top edge gilt. Slightly bumped at head and foot of spine and at outer corners, and a small nick at upper margin of front cover.
Handsomely printed version of this evocative study by the American historian Henry Adams (1838-1918), setting the architecture of Mont St Michel and of Chartres Cathedral in the context of French mediaeval literature and thought. Adams had originally issued it in 1904, in a limited edition for private circulation, but was persuaded to let it be published for a wider readership in 1913, with an introduction by the American Gothic Revival architect Ralph Adams Cram. The present volume is a copy of a subsequent impression of the edition of 1913.