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Scott, George Gilbert

Remarks on secular & domestic architecture, present & future.

London, John Murray 1857.

Reference: 11604
Price: £125 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. xii + 285 + (1)pp, (2) + 12pp publisher’s adverts. Publisher’s cloth, neatly rebacked using original spine. Frank Broomhead’s copy, with his bookplate.

First edition, scarcer than the second edition of 1858. Scott wrote this book to present the case for using Gothic as a style not just for churches and schools but for houses and public buildings, contending that pointed arches are perfectly compatible with the requirements of domestic architecture, and pointing to the late mediaeval town halls in the Low Countries as evidence that public buildings need not be built in renaissance or classical styles.