Some account of domestic architecture in England, from the Conquest to the end of the thirteenth century (from Edward I to Richard II ; from Richard II to Henry VIII).
Oxford, John Henry Parker 1851,1853 ; John Henry & James Parker 1859.
8vo. 3 vols bound in 4, as issued. (12) + xxxii + 287 + (1)pp ; v + (11) + 352pp ; viii + (8) + 200pp ; (12) + pp 201-491 + (1)pp, (4)pp publisher’s adverts ; each with many woodcut plates and some woodcut text ills. Publisher’s cloth. Bindings of first two volumes slightly worn, also bumped at head and foot of spine and at corners. A few plates in first volume soiled and abraded at outer margins, with some spotting. Remaining volumes clean and fresh internally. Frank Broomhead’s copy, with his bookplates.
The recognised mid-19th century text book on English mediaeval domestic architecture, with descriptions of most major secular buildings of the period, careful woodcut illustrations by Orlando Jewitt, and citations from mediaeval records and literary sources. The first volume was published with the name of T.Hudson Turner, a former Public Record Office employee, as its author, but Turner died in 1852, and the remaining volumes were the work of the indefatigable John Henry Parker, who had in fact already been responsible for the descriptions of buildings and other strictly architectural matter in Turner’s volume.