Sir John Vanbrugh. A biography.
London, Sidgwick & Jackson 1987.
8vo. xxvii+(5)+560pp, 40 photo ills on plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
The second of Downes’s books on Vanbrugh, putting Vanbrugh’s architectural works and plays, in the context of the times and of his own turbulent life.