Folio. xiv+291+(1)pp, incl. text ills, 160 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel. Ink inscription to Stamp on front free endpaper.
The first monograph on Vanbrugh written to modern scholarly standards, incorporating full discussions of his great architectural achievements at Blenheim, Castle Howard and so on, as well as providing new biographical and genealogical information on the architect and his family. The useful appendices include excerpts from documents relating to his imprisonment, to Blenheim, and to other important issues.