The imagination of Vanbrugh and his fellow artists.
London, Art & Technics Ltd (and Batsford) 1954.
Folio. xv + (1) + 269 + (1)pp, 140 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth, gilt (binding designed by Whistler). John Bury’s copy, with his bookplate.
Only edition of Whistler’s second and best-known book on the architect and playwright Sir John Vanbrugh, based on more extensive documentary evidence than his book of 1938, and printing the texts of twenty-five previously unpublished letters from Vanbrugh. Its illustrations are numerous and well-chosen, and it is altogether an excellent example of book production of the period.