Scott, George Gilbert
Remarks on secular & domestic architecture, present and future. Second edition.
London, John Murray 1858.
8vo. xii + 290pp, 32pp publisher’s adverts. Publisher’s blind stamped cloth (Edmonds & Remnants binding, with their ticket), neatly rebacked using original spine. Mid nineteenth century bookplate of Blackheath Subscription Library, also nineteenth century bookplate of St.Augustine’s College, Canterbury (with cancel stamp). Recently John House’s copy, with his signature and acquisition date, Canterbury, 4 September 1962.
Scott wrote this book, first published in 1857, to present the case for using Gothic as a style not just for churches and schools but for houses and public buildings. This second edition contains a new section on the relative expense of building in the Gothic and classical styles, occasioned by Scott’s involvement in the prolonged struggle over the proper architectural style for the new Foreign Office building in Whitehall.