Some remarks on the articles which have recently appeared in the “Rambler,” relative to ecclesiastical architecture and decoration.
London, Charles Dolman 1850.
8vo. (2) + 25 + (1)pp. Mid twentieth century cloth.
A rare pamphlet by Pugin written in response to articles in the Roman Catholic periodical The Rambler, most notably one which had praised a recent design for a town church by a fellow Roman Catholic architect, Matthew Hadfield. Pugin begins by rubbishing Hadfield’s design, but as the pamphlet proceeds he becomes autobiographical, and in places even funny, about his past architectural career and his architectural beliefs, and the pamphlet as a whole offers an unexpectedly candid view of his particular intellectual position. We have not previously handled a copy of this title. Belcher A54.