Cave, C.J.P.

Roof bosses in mediaeval churches. An aspect of Gothic structure … illustrated with telephotographs.

Cambridge, University Press 1948.

Reference: 03661
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. viii + 235 + (1)pp, including 367 photo ills on 96 plates. Publisher’s cloth.

Now seventy years old, but still a very useful book on the roof bosses in mediaeval English churches, giving due attention both to their role in roof vaulting and to their sculptural and iconographic qualities. Cave (1871-1950) was the first scholar to make a proper photographic record of the thousands of such bosses that survive.

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