Willis, R.

Remarks on the architecture of the Middle Ages, especially of Italy.

Cambridge, printed at the Pitt Press… for J. & J.J. Deighton 1835.

Reference: 11559
Price: £190 [convert currency]

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8vo. vii+(3)+200pp, 15 engraved plates, 20pp publisher’s adverts. Publisher’s cloth, gilt spine. Light spotting on plates (as usual), but a good copy.

The first publication on architecture by the very distinguished Cambridge architectural historian Robert Willis (see next item), pioneering in its careful analysis of the component features of Italian Gothic architecture, and showing a particular interest in vaulting on which Willis was to become the recognised authority. Willis based it on notes taken on a tour in 1832-3. BAL Cat 3675.