Item #17416 Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy. Eden NESFIELD, illiam.
Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy
Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy
Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy
Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy
Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy
Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy

A Civil War-Era Work of Iconic Mediaeval Architecture with 100 Exquisite Folio-Sized Plates

Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture : Chiefly Selected from Examples of the 12th and 13th Centuries in France & Italy

London: Day and Son, 1862. Nesfield, W. Eden. Folio. Very Good. Item #17416

A beautiful large Folio edition of 100 plates of European Architecture and architectural details.

Internally the plates are in exquisite condition and feature such iconic landmarks as the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Mont St. Michel, Laon Cathedral, Orvieto Cathedral, and many more. 99 of the plates in black and white and one in color.

From the personal library of world-renowned Architectural Historian and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation leader, Edward Chappell, with a 1982 invoice for the piece to him from a Connecticut rare book dealer.

Chappell made Williamsburg, Virginia his home since 1980 when he was hired to rebuild and direct the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg. He retired in 2016, by then holder of an endowed chair, the Shirley and Richard Roberts Director of Architectural and Archaeological Research. His education and early work experience were preparation for this career appointment and for a wide variety of special projects in Virginia, Annapolis, Charleston, Jamaica, Bermuda, Antigua, and elsewhere. Taken together, they earned his reputation as a leading preservationist and historian of early Atlantic-world architecture.

Burgundy cloth with titling and illustration stamped in black. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Re-backed with black cloth on the exterior, and white cloth tape along the hinges. Index to plates at front. Mild rubbing and edge wear.

An exquisite piece and perfect addition to any Fine architecture collection.

Price: $250.00

See all items by ,